day nursery

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noun
  1. a nursery for the care of small children during the day, especially while their parents are at work.

Origin of day nursery

1
First recorded in 1835–45

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How to use day nursery in a sentence

  • The day-nursery, afterward the school-room, was over the dining-room, and the bedrooms were at the back of the house.

    The Shadow of Life | Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • In the children's day-nursery there is the old shop-damaged couch from the Tottenham Court Road cellar.

    The Debit Account | Oliver Onions
  • Certainly the day-nursery was the best room in the tall thin house, just as the morning-room was the worst.

    Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie
  • The staircase that led up to the day-nursery was light and cheerful owing to the skylight in the roof.

    Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie
  • Stella at once went to the piano in the day-nursery and began to play her most unmelodious tune.

    Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie

British Dictionary definitions for day nursery

day nursery

noun
  1. British and NZ social welfare an establishment offering daycare to preschool children, enabling their parents to work full time or have extended relief if child care is a problem: Also called (US, Canadian, Austral, and NZ): daycare centre

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