One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A housemother or housefather.
- ‘I believe that she is fit to work as a matron or houseparent, receptionist, care assistant, caretaker and sales assistant.’
- ‘A pay anomaly which saw non-medically qualified houseparents / childcare workers get a 27% pay rise and registered mental handicap nurses get only 8%, is also causing discontent.’
- ‘The pay anomaly that exists between registered mental handicap nurses and houseparents / childcare workers without medical qualifications came up for the second consecutive day.’
- ‘Following the deal, unions sought confirmation from the Department of Health that the new arrangements would apply to housemaster grades and assistant houseparents in the learning disability area.’
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