childcare

[ chahyld-kair ]
/ ˈtʃaɪldˌkɛər /

noun

the care or supervision of another's child, especially at a day-care center.

adjective

Also child-care . of, relating to, or providing childcare.

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Origin of childcare

First recorded in 1910–15; child + care
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British Dictionary definitions for childcare

childcare
/ (ˈtʃaɪldˌkɛə) /

noun British

care provided for children without homes (or with a seriously disturbed home life) by a local authority
care and supervision of children whose parents are working, provided by a childminder or local authority
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