I am from Ghana but have been living in Japan for a while now. I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in International Relations at Tokyo International University. I am a native English speaker. Before I came to Japan, I worked as an English teacher for children of age 15 years and below. I have a high sense of commitment and love for sharing knowledge with children. So, I enjoy spending time with children.
I became interested in babysitting after my Sister had her first child. Even though I was just 16 years old then, many people were amazed at the excellence and devotion I had in taking care of the baby. I was so excited to watch the baby grow each day. So, many of my family members and older friends frequently requested I spend some time with their children. I think that children are adorable, cute, fun, and exciting to be with. When I interact with them, I create a lot of fun activities that keep a big smile on their faces.
In Japan, I have participated in several multi-cultural programs where I got to interact with many Japanese children. Apart from keeping them safe, I also teach them some basic English Language and expose to them relevant information that prepares them for the world. I love to sing, dance, play games and make funny drawings with children.
I have worked as an English teacher for children ranging between 6 months and 15 years for 5 years. I have also helped take care of the children of family and older friends since I was aged 16. My recent babysitting experience has been that of my 2-year-old twin nieces just before I arrived in Japan.
Portia is very kind!
My children enjoyed time with her.
Thank you, Portia.
Portia is a great babysitter as she is very kind, calm and is smiling all the time to the children. She listens to the children very well and talks to them to make them feel happy!
My 4years daughter loved her straight away. My 1year old son was crying but she was very patient and tried hard to make him feel comfortable.
She is very nice and my boy likes her.
She loves talking to a baby and my boy likes it.
Even though I told her that she could put him on the bed during sleeping, she hold him all time. That's why he had a very good sleep!!! After she left, my boy was trying to find her.
Portia has been super helpful in taking care of our baby girl, they seemed to have had a great time together playing and reading books.
Will definitely ask her to come again to give us a hand.
Putting baby down for a nap was a little hard as it was the first time for them to meet but I think that’s completely understandable. I’m convinced things will get better with time.
Portia was great with our 9 month old little girl. I felt very comfortable leaving my baby (for the first time) with her :)
[CareFinder Team Review]
Portia is a very kind and outgoing person. She has been caring for children in and round her family from a young age. This has allowed her to have a strong passion for childcare and helping them to learn new skills. Portia hopes to use her skills to help many CareFinder families in need. We believe she will make a great sitter or tutor for any CareFinder family!