[ chahyld-kair ]
/ ˈtʃaɪldˌkɛər /


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


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

Origin of childcare

First recorded in 1910–15; child + care Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for 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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