Definition of houseparent in English:


Syllabification: house·par·ent
Pronunciation: /ˈhousˌpe(ə)rənt, -ˌparənt


  • A housemother or housefather.
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    • 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.
    • 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.

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