CareFinder aims to make high-quality babysitters available to families at all budget levels. Our freelance sitters set their own rates at or above our minimum based on the specifics of the job and their experience level, so finding the childcare you want at a price you can afford is just a click away.
Please see below for example sittings and their estimated costs.
Sitter rates start from ¥1,500 per hour plus premium membership fee
- SITTER FEEBabysitter's rates start at 1,500 an hour. For special skills, job requests, or more experience, rates increase.
- TRANSPORTATIONIt is customary in Japan for an employer to cover transportation fees (train, cab fare if necessary).
- TRANSACTION FEE
5.5%To ensure CareFinder is able to offer the best babysitters and easy-to-use service, we charge a nominal transaction fee. This includes tax.
From March 1, 2024 transaction fee will become 11%.
Accepted credit cards
Example Sitting Costs
Babysitting in English
Frequently asked questions
When you become a premium member, you can contact our community of pre-approved sitters, post jobs, message sitters directly and hire anyone you wish to work with. Additionally, any job you schedule through our platform as a premium member is 100% covered by insurance. You also get access to the CareFinder support team whenever you need assistance. For more information on premium membership, click here.
When you log into your CareFinder account, it is as simple as clicking the pink "Upgrade Now" button at the top of your dashboard. If you have any questions on how to upgrade, you are also welcome to reach out directly to the CareFinder team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'd be sad to see you go!
Within your MyMembership section, there is a button titled "Downgrade Membership." As long as you do not have any live jobs posted on CareFinder, you are able to cancel your subscription with that button.
To make the process as seamless and simple as possible for both parent and babysitter, and in recognition of our increasingly digital society, CareFinder has moved individual job payments online. For each transaction we are charged a fee by our vendor. To ensure that CareFinder can continue to provide the best experience and service for everyone in our community, we therefore charge a nominal amount of margin on each sitting.
Your monthly subscription payment will be charged on your registered card the same day you upgrade. Each subsequent payment will be processed on the same date of the following month. For example, if you upgrade on March 15, your first payment will be processed that day and your membership will automatically renew on April 15, May 15, etc.
Each sitter is responsible for determining their own cancellation policy. Please check their profile and/or speak with the babysitter directly to understand their policy.
No, you will not automatically be charged. Sitters need to manually send a request for payment, so if there is no sitting, there will be no request!
We do not provide refunds for the membership fee. Please remember to pause your subscription if you aren't using CareFinder.