To Curfew or not to Curfew your Au Pair?

What is a reasonable curfew for an Au Pair? – Host families often ask me. It depends on an Au Pair age, her maturity level, and family’s rules and believes.

I think that the host family can start with a reasonable curfew when the Au Pair comes to the USA and try to be more open about a later curfew in the future.

Many host parents feel that on evenings when the Au Pair is required to work the next morning, the Au Pair will need to be in the house by certain time. On evenings when the Au Pair is not required to work the next morning, she will not have a specific curfew.

Some host parents feel that the Au Pair is an adult, and expect that she can make a decisions about how late to stay out.

Host families usually ask the Au Pair to call or text them in case if she or he is going to be late because they might be concerned for the Au Pair’s safety.  If the Au Pair wants  to spend the night at her friends’ house, she should let her host family know.The Au Pair is the family member. There are rules for all members of the family, including the Au Pair. Some families feel that they need to know where the Au Pair is going and when she will be home.  They would like to be able to contact the Au Pair in case of emergency.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Greg,
    Dec 20, 2012 @ 18:48:11

    really interesting, clear explanation of issues, contains truly information. Your blog is very useful. thanks for sharing. looking forward to more!


  2. Killian
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 18:13:04

    Great program! Beautiful girls !!!


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