**Vaccinated 3 times**
*Rate: 2100 yen for one child and 2600 yen for two children.
*Transportation fee is 600 yen within Tokyo Metro/Toei subway train system area.
*I am currently working at Tokyo Disneyland as a cast member on weekends.
I may not be able to take weekend and JPN national holiday jobs, but please ask.
*I do not offer language lessons.
*I cannot take kids out to the playground. I am no longer quick enough and not confident to be able to save them from sudden incidents.
I am a Japanese/English speaking 53-year-old-female from Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo with a son and daughter.
"I would like to be your child's Japanese grandma figure and offer unconditional love, but firm when necessary."
I started babysitting when I was in high school in US. I have lived in Toronto, Canada where I went to elementary school (the exact school in the movie Disney's Turning Red!). I am graduated from HS in California and college in Pittsburgh, PA.
After graduating from college, I worked in Tokyo as an English instructor for kids, translator/interpreter for satellite development projects, project manager and localization engineer at Apple Japan until my marriage, then, relocated to Cupertino, CA from 1999 until 2011.
Both of my kids were born in US and went schools. My older child graduated from an international school in Tokyo and attending college in San Antonio, TX. My younger child is a HS of the Art student in Tokyo.
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 have worked at Tokyo Disneyland for one and a half years as an early shift entrance gate operator.
*As long as there's public transportation available, I am available early morning and/or late night and you are welcome to come back later than the scheduled time. Over night sitting and travel is welcomed.
* I am allergic to cats and dogs.
*I do not look at my iPhone during care, except for playing music and when they are asleep. If you wish to have frequent contact, please let me know.
*I am also a certified caregiver at Tokyo Medical and Dental University and Hospital Family Support program.
*I can attend school conferences with parents, help with filling out documents for schools, or any other kids involving translation needs for 2000 yen/hour plus transportation.
Babysitting experience in US. Have two children of my own, one in US college and one in an art school in Tokyo. Have worked at Tokyo Disneyland.
- 0 - 5 months old
- 6 - 11 months old
- 1 year old
- 2 years old
- 3 years old
- 4 - 6 years old
- 7+ years old
Skills & Services
- Pick up children from
- Care for sick children
- New born baby care
- Care with foreign language
- Finished Babysitter course
- Raised own children
- CPR/First Aid
- Not Completed Government Approved Babysitter Training
We were visiting Tokyo for the first time and Ayumi helped take care of our two kids at the hotel room for an evening. She’s a sweet and loving lady and our kids felt perfectly at ease with her the moment they met. She was just perfect and the kids had a great time. We would absolutely not hesitate to work with her again!
We are so grateful for Ayumi. She helped babysit our kids on two nights in tokyo so we can go out for dinner. Kids (5 and 7) absolutely adored her. She brought so many fun crafts for the kids to do, and wrote down everything they did for us. After the first night, kids were so happy to have Ayumi back for another night.
Ayumi is an incredibly kind, patient, loving babysitter — we were so lucky to have her watch our 3 year old daughter for a few nights when we visited Tokyo. She’s fully fluent in English, incredibly punctual and communicative, and brought snacks and SO MANY arts and crafts for my daughter! She even leaves a log of all the things they did at the end of the session. They sang and made arts and crafts projects for hours in the hotel room — we couldn’t believe how focused our toddler was.
If I could give her 100 stars I would. I very fussy toddler adored her. He can be difficult and doesn’t warm to people easily but Ayumi was magnificent with him. Our older 2 children absolutely loved her too. We had her for 3 days at Disneyland and DisneySea and she is very knowledgeable on the parks which made her even more of a gem. We LOVE Ayumi
Wow! If you are lucky enough to see that Ayumi is available for dates you need babysitting, don't wait and book her immediately--she is amazing. I don't have enough words to tell you how fantastic she was with my seven year old boys. She stayed in our hotel room for two evenings that we had plans and in the short amount of time the boys were awake, Ayumi did origami and created so many other treasures, I can't begin to explain it. She was like Mary Poppins!
Ayumi was amazing with our 11 month boy. We highly recommand her for your babies. She brought creative toys, create "Diy" toys and seems really patient with our son. She speaks really well english and is really punctual and nice. Perfect japanese / american nanny !
She was amazing! Would definitely recommend and use again
Ayumi-san is a highly skilled and compassionate babysitter. The level of detail and attention she paid our son was extremely high.
She sent us hourly status updates and left us hand-written notes detailing every event that occurred, from feeding, bath time, nap, and 10-minute breathing checks, among other such details.
We would consider ourselves highly fortunate to secure Ayumi-san's services in the future and recommend her very highly.
Ayumi is fantastic. She's sat for our kids (age 3 & 5) a bunch of times and they always request that she come back. She brings crafts each time which they love and she has a nice calm energy about her that is perfect for bedtime. Because she's fluent in English & Japanese I never worry about any emergencies arising that she couldn't handle.
The absolute best! She watched our son for two nights while we had dinner with coworkers. We were coming from the United States and she made us feel beyond comfortable. Brought so many things for him to play with. I wish she lived in the US so we could use her every time!
Our daughter had so much fun with her. Ayumi-San had lots of little activities to keep her entertained. And the summary update at the end was very detailed.
Look forward to having her sit for us again.
Very lovely and kind yet firm with the kids. My kids respect and like her and want her to come back and play with them and do experiments with them. Super prepared and brought her own toys to amuse the kids. Thank you!
Ayumi was great with our 3 year old. Very engaging and she brought fun activities to do. Our daughter was very sad to see her go and asked if “her new friend can come play soon!”
Our experience with Ayumi san was wonderful. Our children took to her instantly and she kept them busy, calm and happy. Our goal was to improve our kids Japanese language skills and we feel that it has been achieved. Ayumi san was speaking with them proactively covering many everyday topics and they seemed to have a lovely time with her. She also
Came prepared and brought her own crayons, books and balloons. We highly recommend her!
Ayumi is so wonderful! It was as if Mary Poppins walked into my house and watched my kids. She was so kind, considerate, warm to our family. It is so difficult to feel like it is ok to leave your children with someone, and really she was fabulous! I am so grateful we found her.
She was so lovely, caring and experienced. I felt so comfortable leaving my son with her!
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING ♥️ Truly like our Japanese mother in law. Ayumi is very caring, nurturing and a complete natural at catering to your needs. Ayumi helped watch my daughter and also helped me translate Japanese to English and assisted me while I was in hospital giving birth to my second daughter. I wish I could give you 10 stars!!! Arlow (my daughter) misses you already! We can’t wait to see you again. Amazing amazing! ♥️♥️
Ayumi was absolutely wonderful. Our son always has a tough time when we leave and she handled him with so much care. Ayumi brought some of her own toys which our son loved. She even brought a balloon for him and he’s still playing with it almost a week later. Ayumi was also thoughtful enough to leave us detailed notes on their activities and our son’s sleep/wake times. Thank you Ayumi!
My kids loved playing with Ayumi-san!
She is so sweet, kind, and caring. I will definitely use her services again. The kids loved her. Thank you again for being available on such short notice.
She definitely exceeded my expectation. My daughter and I were very lucky to have her. She is a very responsible and capable person that anyone can trust.
Thank you for coming to help us!
The reviews don't do Ayumi justice, she's amazing. Our son, who doesn't like people, instantly warmed up to her and played with her. Ayumi is the perfect babysitter.
Ayumi-san is both knowledgeable and professional, and very punctual. Our child had some incident at the last minute before the babysitting day, yet Ayumi-san is still willing to come and take care of him. Unlike the other babysitter who makes their way to the top spot by playing the CareFinder system but who actually knows very little about babies and babysitting, Ayumi-san is truly experienced with hard knowledge from her own parenting experience. On top of all that, Ayumi-san speaks native level American English. Also my child reports that he had a great time with her throughout the day.
Ayumi was lovely! She was very sweet with my 4 month old and came well prepared with crafts for my 7 year old. My older girl said it was fun to play with Ayumi, and I feel comfortable leaving even such a young baby in her capable hands for future jobs.
A fantastic babysitter. So trustworthy and wonderful with children. My kids are 11mo and 3yrs and they both adore her.
If I could give Ayumi more stars, I would! She has a wonderful energy about her... kind, sweet and calming. I instantly felt reassured/relieved after meeting her in person that we had made the right decision in choosing her to watch our son - you can tell she really enjoys children. My 2 year old son took an instant liking to her and waved my husband and I out the door - no tears. She was punctual and came prepared with a bag full of fun for the evening. My son is an active one and she kept him safe and entertained the entire visit.
She is wonderful! My daughter loves her! One of the best ever!
Ayumi is perfect. Our kid likes her very much.
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!
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.
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.
Ayumi is one of the best. Very professional in many ways
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!
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!!
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
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!
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.
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 :)
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.
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!
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!
Ayumi was great ! Awesome communication very easy to deal with and loved our daughter.
Ayumi was very attentive to our children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Ayumi was excellent
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!
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.
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
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.
Ayumi is very kind like gramma type of love towards kids. She is very flexible and accomendating to request.
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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!