Hello! I am a half-Japanese, half-Bolivian recent Barnard College graduate with four years of babysitting experience in New York. I have done countless sitting jobs for children of all ages, including for toddlers and babies! My previous experience consists school pick-ups and drop offs, diaper changing, cooking, tutoring, and more. My recent jobs in Tokyo involve bedtime routines and overnight stays. I have a lot of energy to play, read, do arts crafts, etc and I always have a great time with the children I babysit for!
A majority of my professional experience has also been with kindergarten, elementary, and middle school children! I've worked as a summer school kindergarten teacher and am currently an admissions prep tutor for 5-18 years old. I also enjoy teaching the children I babysit for phrases or sentences in different languages if they are interested.
I am fun, energetic, and responsible. Feel free to reach out if you need an any help! Thanks!
¡Hola! Tengo 4 años de experiencia cuidando niños en Nueva York. Bajo mi cuidado estuvieron niños de 1 a 12 años. Fui responsable de llevarlos al colegio y recogerlos del colegio, pasar algunas noches con ellos, prepárales alguna comida, y ayudarles en sus tareas. Asimismo, he trabajado como profesora de Inglés en Japón por dos meses durante los veranos. Me gusta mucho leer libros a los niños, y hacer arte y manualidades con ellos.
Me considero una persona responsable, puntual, creativa y divertida. Por favor si necesitas mis servicios no dudes en contactarme.
English teacher for Summer Camps for kindergarten and elementary school children
Baby sitting experience (2-3 times a week)
English private tutoring for elementary, middle school, and high school students
Profesora de inglés en un kindergarten y escuela primaria japoneses durante el verano.
Experiencia cuidando niños (2 a 3 veces a la semana)
Profesora privada de inglés para estudiantes de primaria, intermedio y medio.
Comfortable caring for
- 0 - 1 years old
- 1 - 3 years old
- 4 - 6 years old
- 7 - 11 years old
- 12+ years old
Skills & Services
- Pick up children from
- Light Housekeeping
- Cooking/Meal Preparation
- Care with foreign language
- Homework help
- Pet care
- Toilet training
- CPR/First Aid
Erika was amazing and made our trip to Japan perfect. She made herself available to meet us ahead of the trip via VC and then was very responsive. She was great with our son Lukas and gave us peace of mind. Would highly recommend her for any stay.
What a lovely person. Right on time, flexible, perfect English. Every confidence in recommending Erika!
So flexible with last minute changes. Would definitely recommend her!
Erika was great. Arrived right on time and we got on straight away. Our kids were asleep the whole time but I am confident that they would have loved her. We would recommend her to anyone looking for a babysitter in Tokyo!
Erika was so wonderful- warm and fun with our kids, so easy to work with, and responsible and trustworthy! Thanks again!
Erika was very pleasant, professional, and was great with our little one (2.5 years). They got on well immediately, and had a lot of fun together across three separate six-hour jobs. Erika's English is fluent, which helped them understand each other without a problem. She had no problem feeding her, or moving around the city with her if needed, and kept us up-to-date with messages and photos. We can certainly recommend her, and would be happy to book her again!
Erika did a great job getting our kids (2 and 4.5) ready for bed. She played with them, read books, and comforted the little one when he woke up crying. She helped teach the older one colors in different languages.
Erika was fantastic, and a great help to us in a pinch. She looked after our 5-week-old and kept him happy the whole time -- thank you so much, Erika!
Erika was punctual, professional, and also easy going. Our 3-year old loved her from the first moment even though it was her first time with a babysitter. Erika was engaging, talked, played with her and made her laugh a lot. We are looking forward to meet Erika again!
Erika is fabulous! Kids happy and parents happy. Look forward to seeing her again soon !
Erika was a perfect match for us! She allowed us to have some nights out during our time in Tokyo. She is sweet, responsive, punctual, and even helped with our plans!
Erika was absolutely great! She is professional and careful and was quickly able to establish a good relationship with our babies. I would very highly recommend her. I particularly liked that she could recognized each babies character so soon and treated them accordingly. We are very grateful for her care of our little babies.
Erika was wonderful! Our 11-month-old is very shy and cried a lot before we left, and she wasn't at all phased. We will definitely call on her again if we are ever back in Tokyo!
Erika, was lovely. She instantly connected with the kids and made great conversation. The hotel was a tricky set up when trying to balance the needs of an infant with other children and Erika was calm and managed the situation well. We would not hesitate to have Erika sit for us again.
It was our first time working with Erika. Although she had to travel a bit to get to our home, she was extremely positive and also very energetic, which is excellent when you have a 2 year old and a 4 year old. They both felt comfortable with her immediately. We will definitely like to work with her again!
It is our first time ever to hire a babysitter so we are kind of nervous but we are so relieved after seeing how Erika took care of our baby and that she managed to put our baby to sleep with the new surroundings! We feel that our baby was happy with Erika :) Erika is very punctual, caring, responsible and cheerful! If we were to be back in Japan for holiday again, we would definitely want to have Erika taking care of our baby!
Erika was wonderful. She was easy to communicate with prior to the job and very friendly in person. My daughter enjoyed their time together and has already asked when she'll return. I felt completely comfortable leaving my daughter in Erika's care and hope to have the chance to hire her again soon.
I highly recommend Erika as a babysitter. We've used her service for 4 over night watches while we were in Tokyo for a short holiday. Not having met her before we were a little nervous leaving our daughter with a stranger but we immediately felt that she was very warm, gentle and caring and that we could trust her with Coco. She even settled Coco back to sleep with ease when she woke up which even us as parents struggle with at times. With our minds at ease that our daughter was being looked after we enjoyed a few grown up nights out in Tokyo. Thanks to Erika.
Erika was fantastic with the children - they had so many wonderful things to say about her when they woke up the next morning!
Erika was wonderful - very patient with the delayed start, my son’s jet lag and an overnight job. She even convinced him to drink vegetable juice. Would highly recommend and book again!
She was very kind.
She played with my cheerful son a lot.
And she taught my son English.
My son said "When is the next time that she will come!?" as soon as she left.
She is a good babysitter that I would recommend to my friend.
Erika was amazing!! I had a business trip in Tokyo, and I needed someone to watch my 7 year old for a day. Erika met her at the hotel, took her swimming in the pool, and then showed he the time of her life in Tokyo for the rest of the day. All the while, Erika kept me posted about their activities, and was so flexible in accommodating my schedule that day. My daughter couldn’t stop talking about Erika for the remainder of our time in Japan, and she wanted me to ask her to babysit again.
Erika is very nice, talkative and helpful for everything.
My daughter had a very good time with her, and after Erika's babysitting, my daughter's English vocabularies are increasing! It's amazing!
I hope I can ask her to take care of my daughter next time:)
Erika is easy to talk to, warmhearted, and responsible. She seems eager to teach those languages she speaks to children by hearing her experience of babysitting in New York. She will keep entertained children!