Definitions

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  • noun A person who looks after other people's children (for a fee) while they are at work (a babysitter (USA, Canada) = childminder (UK)?, in-home daycare provider?, professional daycare worker?) (Please clarify the distinctions made.)

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Examples

  • Another neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: "I hear he called the childminder and told them not to take the girl home, then he drove to Twyford, dumped his car and called the paramedics just before he jumped in front of the train."

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  • Another neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: "I hear he called the childminder and told them not to take the girl home, then he drove to Twyford, dumped his car and called the paramedics just before he jumped in front of the train."

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  • I have approximately three hours’ work time on a good day now that our childminder is on maternity leave.

    Working Late, CSS, and photos « Barefoot in the Kitchen

  • And I think the comparison of the FT article (Mme Bovary in the métro to the childminder is interesting.

    Madame Bovary on the métro…

  • Tata short for tante or auntie, which is what most children call their childminder demonstrated once again that she can be a formidably tough negotiator.

    driving a hard bargain

  • Tata short for tante or auntie, which is what most children call their childminder demonstrated once again that she can be a formidably tough negotiator.

    power, corruption and lies

  • Mr Rees reportedly called their childminder from the platform to tell her not to let his daughter home, also saying he had flipped after his wife had confessed to an affair.

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  • Mr Rees reportedly called their childminder from the platform to tell her not to let his daughter home, also saying he had flipped after his wife had confessed to an affair.

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  • Lack of childminder + metric shedloads of work = working at 2. 30am, also taking pretty pictures at 1. 37am.

    Working Late, CSS, and photos « Barefoot in the Kitchen

  • Halima, 40, a mother of four, trained as a secretary in her native Algeria and was a qualified childminder before she came to France in 2000, where she worked cleaning aircraft at Charles de Gaulle airport and then was made redundant.

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