One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who looks after children, either as a paid worker or as a parent.‘Tracey is an exceptionally dedicated and professional childcarer’‘we only have my wage coming in as my husband is the main childcarer’
nanny, governess, nursery nurse, nurserymaid, childminder, au pairView synonyms
- ‘Sometimes the best childcarer may be the neighbour.’
- ‘What we are seeing more and more these days is a request, particularly from primary childcarers, to compress their working hours into fewer days.’
- ‘There should be no bias in favour of the money-earner and against the home-maker and the childcarer.’
- ‘The Government introduced a graduate-level qualification for childcarers two years ago.’
- ‘Childcarers deserve a decent standard of living and parents deserve peace of mind and a decent standard of living too.’
- ‘She qualified as a childcarer two years ago, having previously worked as a teacher in her home country of Pakistan.’
- ‘Increasing demand for qualified professional childcarers has seen the number of nannies in Britain reach a record 111,484 and wages rise to 30,000.’
- ‘Ms Leach also found a staggering number of mothers did not follow up the references of their childcarers or organised care at the last minute.’
- ‘At some point in the marriage, the wife, maintainer of the pristine house and primary child-carer, will stand at the kitchen sink daydreaming of Mr Darcy's ardent admiration for Elizabeth Bennett's fine eyes and finer mind.’
- ‘A home childcarer might work most of the week as a childminder in her own home but do the odd evening shift or overnight stay at your house.’
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