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childcare

[chahyld-kair] /ˈtʃaɪldˌkɛər/
noun
1.
the care or supervision of another's child, especially at a day-care center.
adjective
2.
Also, child-care. of, pertaining to, or providing childcare.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; child + care
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British Dictionary definitions for child care

childcare

/ˈtʃaɪldˌkɛə/
noun (Brit)
1.
care provided for children without homes (or with a seriously disturbed home life) by a local authority
2.
care and supervision of children whose parents are working, provided by a childminder or local authority
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