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Tatsuya Kawase


Based on my babysitting experience as a student in the U.S. and Spain, I started "babysitters & company" in the summer of 2010, the first English-speaking, non-Japanese babysitting service in Japan, with the aim of promoting babysitting in Japan. In the early days of the company, there were only a few babysitters, and they had to work two or three shifts a day from morning to night, and I myself had to babysit in English to keep up with them.

The following year, 2011, many babysitters left Japan due to the Great East Japan Earthquake. We were worried about the future but able to continue our business thanks to the gradual return of our babysitters. By 2012, we received more requests from not only local families but also from visitors from all over the world. In 2014 we started our services in Kyoto and Osaka, then in Nagoya from 2019.

Entering 2020, due to the spread of the new coronavirus, requests from foreign families visiting Japan plummeted to almost zero. We mainly guided local families, and the severe business situation continued for about 2.5 years. However, the entry restrictions on foreign tourists were finally lifted in October 2022, and the situation is now recovering at an alarming speed to the pre-Corona situation.

Some of our foreign babysitters are family members or Japanese spouses working in Japan for a long period of time, while others are in Japan for a short period of time for working holidays, language study, exchange programs, etc. So, even if you like them, unfortunately, they will leave Japan sooner or later. So, even if you like us, unfortunately, you will have to leave Japan sooner or later. Therefore, if you are planning to use our babysitters on a long-term basis, we would be happy to provide your children with the opportunity to have contact with foreign babysitters from various countries.

Although we receive many applications for foreign babysitters on a daily basis, the percentage of babysitters who are actually hired is less than 10%. We are happy to continue to help many families through our babysitting service, as it is our philosophy to respond quickly and flexibly to various requests.

To provide our childcare support to as many families as possible, we are welcoming all nationalities, ages, and genders who are interested in joining our team and looking forward to working with you in the near future.

Company babysitters & company
Owner Tatsuya Kawase
Address 4-27-33 Shin-Ishikawa, Aoba-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Office Hours 09:00-18:00
Phone number 080-3475-8066 (emergency use only)
Founded May 2010
Number of staff 25 (as of November 20, 2023)
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