3 reviews


Hello, I am Jacinta :)
I am a Canadian traveling in Japan. I recently graduated with a degree in Law from the University of Edinburgh and decided to take a year to travel and live in Japan. I really love Japanese culture!

My first language is English, I speak french as well! I would be happy to babysit and teach your child in either language. I have lots of experience in childcare, including: tutoring, babysitting, ballet teaching, gymnastics coaching and working with children with special needs. I love art, music, languages, sports and food! I would be able to do all these activities with your children. I also offer online services. Online I would be able to teach: dance, gymnastics, basic music theory or instruments, how to cook, as well as tutor in english or basic french. I am welcome to pets, so this will not be any issue for me.

Right now I am based in Niseko, Hokkaido. Before living in Hokkaido, I lived in Osaka. I would be happy to meet your family and help you with childcare. I look forward to meeting you :)

I am happy to negotiate hourly rates, and I normally require transportation costs as well. In the event of cancellation I normally charge a 1000 yen cancellation fee (subject to emergency situations).

Madame, Monsieur,

Je m’appelle Jacinta, je suis canadienne et je voyage au Japon en visa vacances-travail.
Actuellement, j’habite à Niseko, Hokkaido et je veux apprendre davantage sur la culture japonaise.

J’ai de nombreuses années d'expériences avec les enfants au Canada et en Ecosse (baby-sitting).
En 2019, j’ai obtenue un diplôme en droit à l'Université de Edimbourg.
Ma langue natale est l’anglais mais je parle également le français. J’ai étudié le français à l'école secondaire pendant 4 ans et j’ai un certificat de compétences en français.

A mon arrivée au Japan, j’ai travaillé comme instructeur de ski.
J’adore l’art, la musique, les langues et la nourriture.
Je peux enseigner à vos enfants différentes activités telles que la danse, la gymnastique, l’art, la musique et l’anglais.  

Dans l’attente d’une réponse de votre, je vous prie d'agréer, Madame, Monsieur, mes sincères salutations.



Ballet teacher (ages 8-12), volunteer in kindergarten class (ages 3-5), volunteer at school for children with disabilities (ages 12-16), volunteer ski instructor for children with disabilities (ages 10-16), cheerleading coach (ages 10-14), skating monitor for competitive skaters (ages 6-12), baby sitting children when I was in university (ages 10-14) weekly overnight (cooked, did activities and took the children to and from school), ski instructor (ages 3-16)

Comfortable caring for


  • 4 - 6 years old
  • 7 - 11 years old
  • 12+ years old
1 Child

Skills & Services


  • English
  • French
Learning Japanese


  • 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
Teaching sports, music or art!


  • Finished Babysitter course
  • CPR/First Aid
Child protection certificate, ski instructor qualifications, cheerleading coach qualification


6am - 9am
9am - 12pm
12pm - 3pm
3pm - 6pm
6pm - 9pm
9pm - 12am
12am - 6am
This schedule may not be up-to-date.


Your rating: 5

WOW! Jacinta was wonderful. She was easy to work with, very communicative, reasonably priced, and punctual. But most importantly she did a great job with our little B. Her eyes lit up when jacinta came over. Thanks for helping make our trip to Hokkaido even more memorable by allowing mom and dad to ski. Highly recommended!

Your rating: 5

Jacinta is a really good, smart and easy-going babysitter with perfect skills and compassion. After several minutes both of my kids began to really enjoy playing with her, althogh my dauguter is usually timid and needs to spend much more time in being used to a new babysitter. She is brilliant and talented.

Your rating: 5

[CareFinder Team Review]
Jacinta is an energetic and positive person who hopes to share her passion of arts, music and languages. With her years of experience as a dance coach and teacher, you have nothing to worry about when it comes to keeping your children engaged and entertained. If you are looking for a fun-filled, bilingual babysitter who speaks English and French, Jacinta will make a great addition to your family!

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