Third Party Childcare Providers

There are numbers of childcare providers who provide childcare service after hours or on weekend.

There are two types of service providers, One of them is Family Support Center. Family Support Center is operated by 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 Support Member who provide childcare to your child(ren).

After the meeting, if everything is agreed, you will receive support from Support Member.

You will be able to ask for support like, baby-sit, picking up your child from school, even overnight stay. Support you can receive might vary depending on your situation, or availability it is best to contact them if you have any questions.


Family Support Center around OIST

Yanbaru Family Support Center: 

Phone: 0980-43-0232

Residence of Onna, Kin Town can use this center.

No English Speaker available


Yomitan Family Support Center:

Phone: 098-953-3525

Provide support to Yomitan residence.

No English Speaker Available


Uruma Family Support Center

Phone:070-5699-6733

Provide Support to Uruma residence

English Speaker available depending on the schedule


Okinawa-city Family Support Center

Phone:098-921-1234

Provide support to Okinawa-city residence

English Speaker available depending on the schedule

Please contact resource center for more detailed information, or to 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 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 discount for more than 2 children


Nirai Heart Hoiku Service

Provides service to Yomitan and Onna residence