Third Party Childcare Providers
There are many childcare services that can provide childcare after hours or on weekends.
There are two types of service providers. One of them is Family Support Center. Family Support Center is operated by the village/town/city or Nonprofit organization and provide childcare support to those who live or work in the area.
Family Support Center
How Family Support Center works
First, you will have to become a member of the Family Support Center.
Then, you will meet with a Support Member who will provide childcare to your child(ren).
After the meeting, if everything is agreed, you will receive support from Support members.
You will be able to ask for support that ranges from babysitting, picking up your child from school, or even overnight stay. The support you can receive may vary depending on your situation or availability. It is best to contact them if you have any questions.
Family Support Center around OIST
Provide support to Okinawa-city residence
English Speaker available depending on the schedule
Please contact the resource center for more detailed information or make an appointment with them.
Here is the list of childcare providers around OIST
Other Childcare Providers
Another option is Childcare providing company. They tend to be more flexible, but the price is higher than Family Support Center.
Waku Iku Baby Sitter
Base Price (9:00 to 18:00) : 2,000 yen/hour
Early/late price : 2,500/hour
Sat/Sun/Holiday: above price plus 1,000/day
They have discounts for more than two children
Nirai Heart Hoiku Service
Provides service to Yomitan and Onna residence
Anjel Club Okinawa