Schedule Example

Typical schedule for Au Pairs:

Before going overseas, many Au Pairs wonder what their schedule will be like.
While every Au Pair will have a different schedule depending on the ages of the children they care for, the work schedules of the host parents, and various after-school activities, you can see a sample schedules below.

Usually, if you are in a family with school-aged children, you will have more free time during the day, and if your kids are not in school yet, you will be free more in the evenings.

Take a look at what one au pair’s typical day and week look like.

Karen is an au pair taking care of a 1-year-old boy, Benjamin, and an 8-year-old girl, Nolene. Both of Karen’s host parents, Linda and Theodore; work outside of the home from 8 a.m. – 17:00 p.m.

Below, you can see a typical day and a typical week for Karen.

Sample Daily Schedule:

8:00 a.m Eat breakfast with Benjamin and Nolene
8:20 a.m Get Nolene ready for school
8:45 a.m Drive Nolene to school
10:00 a.m Play date with Benjamin
12:00 p.m Eat lunch with Benjamin
14:00 a.m Put Benjamin down for a nap
15:30 a.m Pick Nolene up from school
16:00 p.m Make Nolene a snack, help her with her homework
17:15 p.m Host parents both arrive home
18:00 p.m Dinner with the family
20:30 p.m Meet with friends at a coffee shop

Sample of an Au Pair’s weekly schedule:

MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING
MONDAY Make breakfast for kids, take Nolene to school, go on a play date with Benjamin Make lunch, put Benjamin down for a nap, pick up Nolene from school, help Nolene with homework Dinner with the family, go to Journalism class at the Community College
TUESDAY Make breakfast for kids, take Nolene to school, take Benjamin to Tiny Tots Make lunch, put Benjamin down for a nap, pick up Nolene and take her to soccer practice Dinner with the family, do homework for Journalism class
WEDNESDAY Make breakfast, take Nolene to school, take Benjamin to the baby gym Make lunch, put Benjamin down for a nap, pick up Nolene and then take the kids to the park Dinner, go to a cluster meeting at coffee shop
THURSDAY Make breakfast, take Nolene to school, read and play with Benjamin Make lunch, put Benjamin down for a nap, pick up Nolene, take the kids to the library for story time Dinner with the family, go to the movies with some friends
FRIDAY Make breakfast, take Nolene to school, arts & crafts with Benjamin FREE TIME
Go to the gym
FREE TIME
Meet with au pair friends and go to a concert downtown
SATURDAY FREE TIME
Meet with some friends from school to go on a bike ride
FREE TIME
Picnic with friends
FREE TIME
Go to a neighbor’s house for a BBQ
SUNDAY FREE TIME
Sunday brunch with the family
FREE TIME
Go to the mall, run some errands
FREE TIME
Watch TV and relax at home

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