11 reviews

Introduction

I can help you if you need extra support during the pandemic!

Hello. Currently, I live in Ginowan, Okinawa, and offer high-quality child-care services to both Japanese families and non-Japanese families across Okinawa. I recently started to offer translation services to pregnant women who want to give a natural birth at Yui Clinic in Uruma City.

My childcare service is officially registered at the Ginowan city office.

I am bilingual in English and Japanese. I am specialized in Early Years education. I worked as a Montessori teacher and Kindergarten teacher for over 15 years in London, Chiang Mai, and Naha.

While I was studying in London, I was a live-in nanny. I looked after children aged between 1 and 5. I was also regularly babysitting and tutoring for some families for many years, and I have kept in touch with them! I also have experience working in a daycare center with babies and toddlers. My experience with newborn babies is supporting my sister when she had twins. I recently took on a role as a nanny to look after a 6-week old baby until she grows old enough to attend a daycare service. During school holidays I helped a private holiday art club for primary school children.

Thanks to my rich teaching experience, I can offer a wide variety of activities for your children. Playing outside and art and craft activities can be done regularly. I am good at connecting school curricula such as Mathematics, Literature, Science, and Social Studies into practical fun activities. For example, cooking can offer such rich learning to young children. We can write a recipe together, make a shopping list, go shopping and enjoy simple cooking. For younger children, we can always go into nature and practice their counting; I/eye spy colors, drawing and writing in sand, etc. learning opportunities are unlimited through play. I've always enjoyed reading great books with children. I'm very experienced with phonics teaching. I can support children’s homework upon request.

Yes, I love children of all age groups. They make me smile and laugh! I can build a rapport with young children easily because I know how to communicate with respect and have fun with them. In order to help children feel safer in my care, I offer to meet you and your children before babysitting. This can be done online, but preferably face to face.

* Cancellation Policy*
Cancellation on the day of babysitting: 100% charge
Cancellation 1-3 days before the day of babysitting: 50% charge

**During the pandemic, the above cancellation fee does not apply when it is canceled due to ill health or/and Covid 19 related matters. **

I look forward to hearing from you.

Experience

Live-in nanny in London (age 1-5) 1 year
Babysitting in London (age 1-12) over 10 years
Montessori and Kindergarten Teacher in London (age 2- 6) over 10 years
Child care work in Day Care Centre (age 0-3) agency work
Kindergarten Teacher at International School in Chiang Mai (age 3-6) 3 years
Kindergarten Teacher at International School in Naha (age 3-6) 2 years
Babysitting in Okinawa (age 6 weeks old - 12 years old) since 2018

住み込みナニー(1〜5歳)1年間
シッター(1〜12歳)10年以上
モンテッソーリ・幼稚園教諭 ロンドン(2〜6歳)10年以上
保育園でのお仕事(0〜3歳)派遣会社を通して数ヶ月
幼稚園教諭 インターナショナルスクール チェンマイ (3〜6歳)3年間
幼稚園教諭 インターナショナルスクール 那覇(3〜6歳)2年間
ベビーシッター 沖縄 (6週間の赤ちゃんのお世話から12歳の学童まで)2018年〜

Comfortable caring for

Children

  • 1 - 3 years old
  • 4 - 6 years old
  • 7 - 11 years old
  • 12+ years old
  • 0 - 6 months old
  • 6 - 12 months old
4 Children

Skills & Services

Languages

  • Japanese
  • English

Services

  • Eligible for Government Subsidy
  • Online Lessons
  • Pick up children from
  • Mother's helper after childbirth
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Cooking/Meal Preparation
  • Care with foreign language
  • Homework help
  • Events
  • Overnight
  • Travel
  • Pet care
  • Toilet training
Tutoring. Teaching Japanese and English as a second language. 家庭教師。日本語・英語を外国語として教える。

Certificates

  • Youchien teacher
  • Elementary school teacher
Montessori, Yoga instructor (with kids yoga training) モンテッソーリ。ヨガインストラクター(キッズヨガも含め)。

Availability

 
6am - 9am
9am - 12pm
12pm - 3pm
3pm - 6pm
6pm - 9pm
9pm - 12am
12am - 6am
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
This schedule may not be up-to-date.

Reviews

5
Your rating: 5

子供もすぐ懐いており、帰宅すると楽しそうに過ごしていて、シッターさんが帰ってからもまた会いたいなぁ〜と名残惜しそうにしてました。
また次回もこずえさんにご依頼したいと思いました☺️

itsuki
5
Your rating: 5

Kozue was wonderful and my children loved her! She made them feel comfortable and safe. We couldn't ask for more!

Katherine
5
Your rating: 5

子供がすぐに慣れてくれてとても助かりました。
何時に何をあげたとか排泄とかの時間帯もメモをしていてくれて伝えてくれたのでとても助かりました。

さゆり
5
Your rating: 5

There aren’t words to leave Kozue the praise she deserves. For starters she was always punctual and a great communicator. She was super flexible with me when I needed to change days and times. Most importantly she was a dream with our little one who was only 6 weeks old when she started with us - our daughter grew to LOVE her in just a few weeks, would even greet her with a smile!

She seemed very knowledgeable about child care and development and I became so comfortable with her very quickly that leaving my daughter alone with someone else for the first time wasn’t nearly as scary as I thought it would be. She was also very patient with our attention seeking dog. I would not have made it through the last 2 months without her help and would hire her back without a second thought.

Paul and Nicole
5
Your rating: 5

会った瞬間から子供たちは楽しそうにKOZUEさんになついていました。
9時間もの長いシッティングでしたが、子供たちは飽きることなく、楽しい1日を過ごしてました。さすがプロフェッショナル!という印象でした。また、是非、お願いします。

SATOSHI AOYAMA
5
Your rating: 5

Kozue was lovey. My 15 month old (currently in “stranger danger” phase) warmed up to her more quickly than others we’ve worked with recently, so it was a pleasant surprise. Would highly recommend!

Jessica
5
Your rating: 5

初回から親の代わりに保育園のお迎えと親が帰宅するまでの自宅でのケアをお願いしておりました。子供が戸惑わないか心配しておりましたが、事前面談のおかげで子供も顔を覚えており、親の心配とは逆に楽しく帰宅したそうです。保育園の先生への対応もお気遣い頂きスムーズに引き渡せたとの事でした。ケア中は3時間に3回ほど子供たちの様子をメッセージ頂けて、安心して任せることができました。親が帰宅した際は子供たち2人ともすっかり懐いており、彼女に依頼してよかったと大変満足しております。

春奈
5
Your rating: 5

Kozueさんは、事前のやり取りの段階からとても丁寧で的確な対応をして下さっていたので、シッティングで会う前から子供たちは楽しみにしていました。兄妹2人で11時間という長時間で移動も伴う難しいご依頼だったにも関わらず、子供たちが丸一日心から楽しく、安心できる時間をKozueさんと過ごさせてもらえて、心から感謝しています。変更にも臨機応変に対応して下さりとても助かりました。娘はKozueさんと一緒に作った大好きなペーパークラフトを嬉しそうに見せてくれ、息子もイキイキとKozueさんと過ごした時間のことを語ってくれ、本当に特別な時間だったことが、とても良くわかりました。ありがとうございました‼︎

晶子
5
Your rating: 5

3歳と1歳児のお世話をお願いしました。
3歳の娘はまだ、こずえさんのことがお話に出るくらい楽しかったようです(´^∀^`)
1歳の子も帰り際玄関のドアが閉まった瞬間、泣き出してしまったくらい帰られた後は寂しかったようです。楽しい時間を過ごせたようです。
また、機会がありましたら是非ともお願いいたします。

春奈
5
Your rating: 5

She is awesome, a great help. I was comfortable with her care and she also was able to help my son with his school work. She is such a tremendous help.

Joel
5
Your rating: 5

Kozue is a warmhearted person. I can tell she is very passionate about childcare by hearing bout her various childcare experiences. I think she will keep your children creative and active!

Kozueさんは、とても思いやりのある方です。彼女のさまざまな経験の話を聞く中で、保育に熱心な姿勢がとても伝わってきました。お子様をクリエイティブでアクティブにしてくれると思います!

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