childminder

[[t]tʃa͟ɪldmaɪndə(r)[/t]]
childminders
N-COUNT
A childminder is someone whose job it is to look after children when the children's parents are away or are at work. Childminders usually work in their own homes. [BRIT]
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  • childminder — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a person who looks after children in their own house for payment …   English terms dictionary

  • childminder — UK [ˈtʃaɪldˌmaɪndə(r)] / US [ˈtʃaɪldˌmaɪndər] noun [countable] Word forms childminder : singular childminder plural childminders British someone whose job is to look after children while their parents are at work, usually in his or her own home …   English dictionary

  • childminder — noun A person who looks after other peoples 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.) …   Wiktionary

  • childminder — /chuyld muyn deuhr/, n. Brit. a baby sitter. [1940 45; CHILD + MIND + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • childminder — child|min|der [ˈtʃaıldˌmaındə US ər] n BrE someone who is paid to look after young children while their parents are at work >childminding n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • childminder — n. (British) caretaker for a child, babysitter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • childminder — noun Brit. a person who looks after children in their own house for payment. Derivatives child minding noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • childminder — noun (C) BrE someone who is paid to look after young children while their parents are at work; babysitter AmE childminding noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • childminder — [ˈtʃaɪldˌmaɪndə] noun [C] British someone whose job is to look after children while their parents are at work, usually in his or her own home …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • childminder — /ˈtʃaɪldmaɪndə/ (say chuyldmuynduh) noun someone who looks after children, usually without formal training. –childminding, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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