A person who helps a mother, mainly by looking after her children.
- ‘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.’
- ‘She then worked as a mother's help to a family in Somerset Avenue, Wilpshire, where her uncle was the gardener.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
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