Welcome E Sitter Recruitment 〜High Quality Global Sitting Service by foreign students and kikokushijos (returnees) who study at renowned universities〜
E Sitter is a service that helps to promote the growth of a global mind by assigning foreign students and kikokushijo (returnee) students from national and private universities (such as Waseda, Keio, Sophia University, etc) to speak, play and learn in English with children at the convenience of the client’s house.
Join us and have a great experience with us
How to register
Please fill in the form below and email it to us at infon6Xg79t4@e-sitter.jp . Thank you!
- Phone number：
- Name of university：
- How did you know about us?（Please state the person who introduced you to us, if any）：
A: Safe family matching
Unlike other job matching sites, our clients have to pass a screening test that involves certain requirements such as financial stability and their passion towards their children’s education in order to use our service.
Therefore, you can be rest assured as our family matching service is safe.Also, our service is catered to children aged 4 to 9 years old, so you do not have to change diapers or provide milk. Our service is NOT a babysitter service so you can work in a stress-free environment as you do not have to worry about not being to communicate with the children or the children falling sick suddenly (something that happens frequently in babies).
You will have the freedom to choose if you want to apply for the job or not and before officially starting the sitting sessions with the family, we will have online interviews and a trial service so you will have the final say in deciding.
B: Flexible and stress-free working environment
We will accommodate to your schedule so that you will be able to work flexibly. We have a system in which we have back-up sitters for each family, so even if you have to rest due to exams, travelling abroad, etc, we will be able to ask the back-up sitters to help.
The duration of a single sitting service is usually 2 hours. There might be clients who request to have a sitting session of more than 2 hours but it is up to you whether you would like to accept or reject the offer.
You will also have the freedom to choose if you want to look after a family closer to your house, university, etc. Also, you might be requested to pick up the children from their school and drop them off at tuition centers. During this, the time spent to commute from the designated place to the place of drop-off will be counted as part of your part-time job so please do not worry.
C: Support in English
We usually offer our E sitter services in English, or another language that is not Japanese. Therefore, we do not have any pre-requisites regarding Japanese proficiency. In fact, there are many families which ban the use of Japanese during the sitting session.
Our staff members are able to communicate in English and we usually send the details of your job in English. Also, if there are any problems or things that you are unsure of, you can always reach out to us in English. For example, if the client is being unreasonable and / or problematic, please do not hesitate to let us know.
We will adhere to the legal rules such as working conditions stated by the government and we provide support in legal documents that need to be submitted. Our service is not illegal so please do not worry. Also, we have liability insurance for our sitters, so in case an accident occurs, we will be able to provide proper support.
Even if you have no prior experience working in Japan, please do not worry! For new sitters, before you visit the family for your sitting service, we will explain the rules and show you a manual video for better understanding.
Regarding the contents of the sitting service, we will decide by taking the child / children’s age into consideration and by talking with the family via the online interview and trial lessons. As for the activities, sitters are not limited to activities just within the house (which include activities such as cooking, playing musical instruments together), but are able to play outside of the house, such as at the park. Sitters are also able to accompany the child / children outside, by going to museums and libraries, shopping, and even events together. The important thing is to have fun with the child / children and to introduce your country’s culture to him/her/them.
We ask you to think and adapt flexibly about what activities you would like to do within the allotted time. Also, we provide English textbooks to the families which you can use. Therefore, please think of the balance between learning and playing and use the time efficiently.
E: Regarding salary and transportation fees
The salary would be 2,000 yen~3,000 yen per hour, and it changes according to the clients’ plan and the number of children. There is a slight difference between main and sub sitters as well. Also, we are not a “babysitting service”, so please do note that the skills required will be different.
We also pay for your transportation fees and other fees that were spent when you were out with the child / children.
We value diversity and unlike other English services, actively take in students from not only native countries, but from ASEAN countries as well. We have students from all over the world, such as UK, Europe, and Asian countries such as the Philippines, Mongolia, Singapore, and so on.
How to Start Job
- Application（Document Screening）
Please fill in the following requirements『Name, phone number, email address, university name, faculty and major, reason for applying（and the person who recommended the service to you, if any）』and submit them via email at email@example.com .
We will notify those who have passed the document screening for an online interview.
For those who pass the interview, there will be an explanation of rules and a video manual to help you understand our service better.
- Job request
We will send job requests from the clients via a LINE group chat. Also, staff members will sometimes send job requests personally via a LINE message.
If you are interested in the job posted on the LINE group, please reply within the designated time. For personal requests, please reply if you would like to accept the job or not.
- Online Interview
The chosen sitter will then participate in an online interview with the family and staff members for 10 minutes. This interview includes a self-introduction and there, we will listen to the client’s request(s) for the sitting service.
We will also decide the main and the sub sitter in this interview. If the sitter decides to decline the request, it is possible to do so at this stage too.
- Trial Lesson
The main sitter will then go for an hour trial sitting service. You will be paid transportation fees + an hour’s salary.
The client will then choose if they would like to ask you to be their sitter officially after the trial lesson. Our sitters are also able to accept or decline the offer at this stage.
- Sitting Service
There are 2 types of service plans regarding schedules/timings that the client can choose from. (1) An irregular plan that matches the clients’ schedule, or (2) A regular / fixed plan（For example, every Wednesday 4pm～6pm, etc）
We will then hold a sitting session at the designated time and place. For further details, please refer to “How to conduct a sitting session”）
- Mini Report
After the sitting session, we will ask you to fill in and submit a simple Google form (to the staff members). You can do this at home or in the train / bus on the way back home.
- Review / Reflect
Our staff members will look at the Google form and may sometimes provide feedback or comments. We might send you advice, points to improve on, or specific requests from the clients.
- Someone who’s cheerful, lovely and fun!
- Someone who enjoys interacting with children
- Must have a LINE account
- Someone who understands that our sitting service is different from the usual concept of a “babysitter”.
- Unless there is a dire situation / reason, we do not accept cancellation for a sitting session once it has been confirmed. For those in regular / fixed sitting sessions, please let us know the days you would like to rest a month prior.
- Cancelling a session without reason or lying about your reason for cancellation are actions that will lose our trust. If such actions are shown, we may issue you a penalty.
- Please reach the designated place before the starting time of the sitting session（Do be punctual!）and finish your sitting session by the designated time（Please do not end earlier!）. Before you start a sitting session and after you end one, please notify us via the LINE group chat.
- Regarding cancellations, change of schedules, being late, and notifying us at the start and at the end of a session, we will communicate via a LINE group chat (with the client, you, the sitter, and staff members), so it is compulsory to have a LINE account.
- If there is a possibility that the client would want to extend the time of the sitting session, we will discuss with the client and ask them to let us (the staff members) know beforehand. However, they might ask you directly as well. If you are able to extend, we kindly ask you to accept the offer. However, if it is difficult, please feel free to decline.
How to register
After filling in the form below, please send it to us via e-mail at infon6Xg79t4@e-sitter.jp .
- Phone number：
- Name of university：
- Why do want to apply?（Please state the person who introduced you to us, if any）：