32 reviews

Introduction

I am a Japanese/English speaking 50-year-old-female with two high teens, from Bunkyo-ku.

I started babysitting when I was in high school in US. I used to live in Canada when I was in an elementary school. I lived in the US when I was in HS and graduated a college in the US. After my marriage, I moved back in US in 1999 until 2011.

Both of my kids are born in US and went schools. My older child just graduated from an international school in Tokyo and attends a college in San Antonio, TX.

My experiences are volunteering and chaperoning to field trips and events at my children's schools since they were in preschools to current. Volunteering includes leading art class, story book reading, introducing my cultural background, and library organization, classroom mom, graduation committee, and school event helper .

I worked at Tokyo Disneyland for one and a half years. I really enjoyed having to mingle with international (including Japanese) visitors and their children trying to find out their needs at the moment within a very little time and make them happier.

*As long as there's public transportation available, I am available early morning and/or late night.

* I am allergic to cats and dogs.

*Because I am involved with both of my children's PTA committees, I am currently only taking one time or occasional jobs.

*Because I would like to keep your precious child in my eyesight at the whole time, I do not do stove top cooking, but I can use microwave if necessary.

*I am also a certified caregiver at Tokyo Medical and Dental University and Hospital/Juntendo University and Hospital Family Support program.

*My rate is 2000 JPY/hour for one child and 2500 JPY/hour for two plus transportation fee to/from Myogadani Station (12 min from Tokyo Station) on Metro Marunouchi Line.

Experience

Babysitting experience in US. Have two teens who are piano and violin players. Have worked at Tokyo Disneyland.

Comfortable caring for

Children

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

Skills & Services

Languages

  • Japanese
  • English

Services

  • Pick up children from
  • Care for sick children
  • New born baby care
  • Care with foreign language
  • Events
Stamp Rallies, chaperone to theme parks and shops and concerts and lessons and doctor visits, watch after musical training at home

Certificates

  • Finished Babysitter course
  • Raised own children
  • CPR/First Aid

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

Ayumi is perfect. Our kid likes her very much.

Lily
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi san knows whats up! I didnt need to give her too much direction on what to do. My son usually can sleep on his own but he was upset after I left and probably didnt feel comfortable taking his nap. Ayumi san dealt with this by building a relationship with him and eventually gaining his trust. She was able to get him to sleep for a good 2 hours! She left me a note with the times that she checked his breathing, the time he ate his snack. She also sent me a couple of text messages giving me updates on how he was doing. She even changed his nappy before he slept too!

When I came home, instead of running towards me, he acknowledged my return but continued to play with Ayumi san- shows that she gave him a lot of attention and that he was comfortable with the environment.
I am truly thankful that she came to help me so that I could work. I would love to have her come over again to play with my son.

Ariel
5
Your rating: 5

Both our girls liked Ayumi immediately and were looking forward to her visit each evening.
Was such a great experience to have someone you trust looking after the little ones, whilst giving us as parents an opportunity to enjoy some time out in Tokyo.
Thanks Ayumi!

Tim & Sandy
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi is one of the best. Very professional in many ways

Sally
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi was amazing. She was communicative, trustworthy, and even kept a log of our baby's actions each 15 minutes! She made us feel comfortable so we could enjoy some private time out on our vacation in Japan. We would recommend her to anyone and hopefully we will be back soon to use her services. Thanks again Ayumi!

Scott
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi is absolutely the sweetest babysitter I have ever met. She was so kind to my boys and even offered to launder some of their clothes at her home (knowing we were staying in Japan for 10 days at a hotel). A lovely person!!

Logan
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi was phenomenal watching our kids at our Tokyo hotel while we went out for dinner on 2 different nights. She was prompt (early actually), came with crafts and books to read to the kids, and had a really warm and reassuring presence. We appreciated that she kept us updated via text

when the kids had gone to sleep. Our daughters (3 and 5 yo) loved her. After the 1st night she visited, our older daughter kept asking, "When is Ayumi coming back??" and was so excited to see her when she came on the 2nd night. Would definitely reach out again during future trips. Thank you Ayumi!!

Daniel
5
Your rating: 5

今回は息子が就寝後のお世話でしたが、10分ごとの呼吸確認などをして下さってとても安心出来ました。
またの機会も是非お願いしたいです。

Tomoyo
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi was great. She arrived on time and was very friendly and professional. Our baby slept the whole time she was watching him, and she went above and beyond by keeping a record of her checks on him every 10 minutes while he was asleep. I will definitely contact Ayumi next time I am looking for childcare in Tokyo!

Alison
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi was an excellent carer for my 7 year old daughter. She was punctual, sensitive to my daughter’s needs after a long red eye flight and also took the initiative to bring along unique crafts/games to work on together while at the hotel. Ayumi is clearly very experienced and is a model carer in my view. I would readily recommend her services to others.

SJ Lee
5
Your rating: 5

If you're looking for someone who wants to give their full attention to your child, Ayumi is the perfect candidate.

She is so much fun and thoughtful with my son. She brought toys and things that she thought my son would be interested in. It was incredible that we managed to hire her as we posted the job rather last minute but she seemed to have planned her work very well.

What I like about her most was that I was rushing to get ready for an event and when she arrived she immediately tended to my son and got him to play and be comfortable with her. I didn't have the chance to interview her but while I was at home I saw that she was very attentive that my son didn't even need me and didn't cry at all when I had to leave. We exchanged pleasantries and briefed her, but she was very focused on her job instead of chatting. I felt very much at ease leaving my precious son in her hands. Thanks so much Ayumi :)

Sophie
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi is a great help with my 4 month old baby while we stayed in Tokyo. We used her service to watch our baby for 3 consecutive nights at the hotel while we had dinners etc. She was very flexible in terms of hours. While we had agreed on the general times in advance, she was open to us adjusting on a daily basis. My daughter took to her easily. Everyday when I came back to the hotel, Ayumi had written down a detailed report of all the activities that she did with times including when she checked for breathing during nap/sleep times.

On the 2nd day, Ayumi brought along some toys and gave one to us for a gift since my daughter liked it so much. I think for sure we will look her up the next time we come to Tokyo again!

Farida
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi surpasses her online reviews and the expectation that come with them! She was prompt, so friendly, and an excellent communicator! If only we had joined this site sooner and could have used her throughout our one month stay!! Do not hesitate to use Ayumi, you will not be disappointed!

Paul and Jo Marie
5
Your rating: 5

We got so, so lucky that we found Ayumi while traveling in Tokyo. I was nervous about having someone I don't know look after my baby, but Ayumi made us feel comfortable from the first moment. She was totally unfazed by my baby's crying (due to jet lag and exhaustion), kept us informed by text of how she was doing, and took notes of what happened through the night. When I came back she was rocking my sleeping baby in her arms. Her English is perfect too!

Joy
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi was great ! Awesome communication very easy to deal with and loved our daughter.

Joshua
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi was very attentive to our children.

Eri
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi was everything we could have wished for in a sitter and more. Punctual, polite and super friendly! We came to Japan slightly apprehensive about the babysitting situation and left wishing we could bring Ayumi back to London with us! Ayumi has such a lovely, calm and gentle manner and our son Hugo took an instant liking to her. Ayumi looked after our 20 month old son on three separate occasions. During the first sit my husband and I mentioned that we were more than happy for her to take him out.

Before the second sit Ayumi messaged me a detailed list of four different places she thought our son would like. On said list was the name of the place, a link to the website, the cost and the distance from our hotel. I was pleasantly taken aback by the thought and effort Ayumi had put into researching places she felt our son would enjoy. Needless to say Hugo had an absolutely fantastic time which enabled us to have a fantastic time also, safe in the knowledge that Hugo was being so well looked after. We will, without a moment of hesitation, be booking Ayumi again when we return to Japan and urge you to do the same. You will not be disappointed. Ayumi thank you so much for everything, you were simply amazing!

Sophie
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi was wonderful! We used her for 2 nights out in Tokyo while our baby boy slept. One of the nights he woke up and she sat in the room with him and rocked him back to sleep for over an hour. To make this even more difficult, she hadn't had a chance to meet him yet so this was their first time meeting and she handled it perfectly. She was very punctual, responsive, and all around sweet. We will definitely use her again if she's available on any future trip to Japan.

Alex
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi Is extraordinary! She is so responsible, attentive and lots of fun. I am in Tokyo for the first time on business as a single mom, and Ayumi took care of my seven year old daughter for two days. Ayumi offered to take her to Tokyo Disney and KidZandia, and basically showed her the time of her life! My daughter loved being with Ayumi, and I loved knowing that another mom was taking good care of my girl while I was working. I couldn’t have asked for a better scenario. She’s an expert, and I am so thankful to have been able to hire her.

Elizabeth
5
Your rating: 5

この度は誠にありがとうございました。
お会いして直ぐに人見知りなはずの息子が笑顔でいてくれとても安心しました。
とても、明るくお優しい雰囲気で初めてお会いしたとは思えない安心感があるステキなシッターさんです。
息子は大満足で、また次回お会い出来ることをとても楽しみにしています。
今後ともどうぞよろしくお願い致します。

直子
5
Your rating: 5

We have just returned from a visit to Japan, and Ayumi was a big part of the joy and ease we experienced in our first days in Tokyo. She cared for our son for three nights in a row, not long after we arrived from Australia, which was likely a challenging scenario for both our son and any new carer. Ayumi was exceptional with Adrian - understanding, gentle and caring with a little boy who was certainly outside his comfort zone. It is clear that Ayumi is kind, patient and extremely attentive with children and professional, courteous, and diligent with parents.

Strongly recommended as a care giver. Many thanks again, Ayumi.

Zoe
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi was punctual and very kind! We are visiting Japan and wanted an evening out so we hired Ayumi to stay with our son while he slept at the hotel. She actively communicated with us before our arranged time and contacted us when she arrived. We would hire again!

Ashley
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi is an exceptionally good babysitter. Our two girls (5 & 13) had a lovely time with her. She very thoughtfully brought some toys and craft materials with her and they thoroughly enjoyed playing with her. Ayumi was extremely friendly thoughtful and kind as well as flexible with our last minute arrangements. We could not recommend her more highly. Thanks Ayumi!

Nigel
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi is a terrific sitter - she's been incredibly flexible with us and caring to our baby daughter who she takes meticulous notes on each day. We'll plan to use her each time we come to Tokyo!

Carla
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi was excellent

Simon Walters
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi san was great! She brought some crafts for our daughter and they bonded within 5 minutes and played happily for two hours. She was very helpful in helping with Japanese language skills and speaks perfect English too. She really knows how to connect with little kids!

Lily, Pratap, Kiran & Liam
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi is very bright, tender and fun. My boy is only 12 months old and he had so much fun with Ayumi, which I actually extended the hours after checking with Ayumi.
I would definitely book her again and recommend her to other employers here who are looking for a great babysitter.

Tara
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi san was such a wonderful lady who we can trust to leave our child in her hands. Our 7 years old son had fun time with Ayumi for 2 weeks and he can't wait to have her back anytime soon.
We can highly recommend Ayumi san for anyone who require her assistance in future.

All the best

Towa
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi-san was wonderful! My girls absolutely adored her and are already asking when she can come back. I would highly recommend her! She has a warm-hearted personality and we felt our kids were in good hands. She was very responsive and accommodating when we asked to switch the job times. She played games and did crafts with the girls. When we arrived back home, the girls were very happy and that’s what’s important. We plan to have Ayumi babysit for us again very soon! You won’t regret choosing her as your babysitter.

AliB
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi is very kind like gramma type of love towards kids. She is very flexible and accomendating to request.

My Body My Pilates
5
Your rating: 5

わたし自身が体調不良になってしまったのですが、急な時間変更などにも対応していただき助かりました。
人見知りが最近激しいので心配でしたが、子供が泣いていても大丈夫と言ってくださり安心して預けることができました。
またいろいろな遊び方で遊んてくださり、最後は娘も離れたくなさそうでした。
あゆみさんは物腰が柔らかく、子供に対してもとてもきれいなお言葉遣いでした。
次回も是非お願いしたいと思いました。

Erika
5
Your rating: 5

Ayumi is friendly and easy to talk to. She knows well how to entertain children through experience of volunteering at her children's school and working at Disneyland as well. I'm sure she will be a good babysitter for families that look for talented babysitter!

Ayumiさんは、とてもフレンドリーで話しやすい方です。ご自身のお子様の学校でのボランティアや、ディズニーランドで働いていた経験から、お子様を楽しませる方法をよくご存知です。多才なベビーシッターをお探しのご家族にぴったりのベビーシッターになると思います。

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