Babysitter of the Month: Elior
The babysitters in the CareFinder community have many unique backgrounds, talents and insights into what makes a good sitter. Every month, we highlight someone doing an exceptional job. This month we'd like to introduce you to Elior!
Elior is originally from Israel and speaks English, Hebrew and basic Japanese. In addition to being a student, he is also a manga artist!
Elior has more than seven years of experience as a kindergarten teacher in his former home of Tel-Aviv and is also comfortable caring for older children, as well. He's great with animals, can cook and will, of course, help to teach your children to draw!
We asked Elior a few questions to get to know him better.
What drew you to babysitting?
I've been working with children ever since 2011. I worked as a kindergarten teacher/assistant; babysitting was part of it and I love this profession!
What do you like about working on CareFinder?
I love that everything is organized, simple and easy to use. The CareFinder staff are also very nice and responsible.
What do you like best about babysitting?
I think the best part is getting to know new kids and their families, I always do my best to inspire them to believe in themselves and be kind to others. When I see their progress and I know I had part in it, for me at least, it's the biggest satisfaction.
What do you find most challenging about babysitting?
The first meeting with the families, The challenge is to build a bond with them, so we can all trust each other. For me it's very interesting and I find it very exciting.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I came to Japan at first because I am a manga artist, so writing and drawing is something that I do often. Two years ago I been interviewed with the biggest manga company in Japan, 'Shueisha'.
I also love to cook, play video games and work out at the gym. Walking at the beach with my girlfriend is something that I also enjoy!
In what ways have working with kids impacted your life?
Working with kids changed my life because they showed me how to become a better person and how to become a better father for my future children. Children are honest and pure. I learned from them how to listen to myself and follow my own way.
In my eight years working with them, I got to know so many good families and friends for life. I feel grateful for that.
What's your philosophy when it comes to caring for children?
I see kids like they are my own children and I am here to teach them and be here for them in any way they need me.
That's how I work and my mentality, to be honest with them in with the goal of building a bond with them.