One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who helps a mother, mainly by looking after her children.
- ‘She then worked as a mother's help to a family in Somerset Avenue, Wilpshire, where her uncle was the gardener.’
- ‘If you are based at home and doing some of the childcare yourself then a mother's help or au pair is ideal for domestic help and childcare in one.’
- ‘If you have school age children who do not require so much intensive care, or if you work from home, you may want to consider taking on a mother's help or au pair.’
- ‘The dislocated rib might have been a post-mortem injury and, whilst the fractured second rib was admittedly worrying, the mother's help had not noticed the girl in any discomfort and the injury had not caused death.’
- ‘An au pair or mother's help can help with light housework, taking and collecting children from school, or looking after them for short periods after school.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.