The checking for and downloading updates in Windows 10 Home Edition is easily scheduled, using the Windows Task Scheduler.
Tasks concerning updates are handled the same as any other tasks in Task Scheduler. Documentation concerning Task Scheduler has been around for several years, look it up.
There are some serious issues with disable Windows update service and manual updates, concerning the license/service agreements with Windows 10.
Simply setting up the schedule for updates and following your schedule will allow for a surprise free environment.