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day nursery

noun
1.
a nursery for the care of small children during the day, especially while their parents are at work.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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day nursery

noun
1.
(Brit & 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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Encyclopedia Article for day nursery

institution that provides supervision and care of infants and young children during the daytime, particularly so that their parents can hold jobs. Such institutions appeared in France about 1840, and the Societe des Creches was recognized by the French government in 1869. Day-care centres were established in most European cities and industrial centres during the second half of the 19th century; the first in Great Britain, for example, was established in 1860. In the United States, the terms day nursery, day- or child-care centre, and nursery school are often used interchangeably to identify various types of day care for children and for preschool educational programs

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