Sample Au Pair & Host Family Schedule from AuPairCare
Having a written au pair schedule is an important tool for host families and au pairs. By planning ahead, host families and au pairs can establish expectations in advance and make can make sure that they are on the same page.
Here are a few tips to consider when planning and creating your au pair schedule:
When your au pair first arrives, provide a written schedule for the next two weeks and continue doing so at least one week in advance.
Strive to give your au pair a consistent routine so that they can make plans for free time.
Be sure to designate one fully free weekend (from Friday evening to Monday morning) at the beginning of each month to comply with Department of State regulations.
Discuss any changes or adjustments to the schedule in advance, so that everyone is aware of what’s going on and can plan accordingly.
Let your au pair know your dinner hours and what regular activities your family participates in so they can fully take advantage of cultural exchange and family bonding opportunities!
Having an au pair schedule written ahead of time can help ensure that everyone’s needs and expectations are being addressed. An au pair schedule helps to establish a successful living arrangement and ensures that all childcare needs are being met.
Keeping a schedule that is clear, easy to read, and accessible leads to a successful placement. Take a look at this weekly au pair schedule example that plans hours worked, tasks, and duties.