Child care

childcare

[chahyld-kair]
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:
1910–15; child + care

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childcare (ˈtʃaɪldˌkɛə)
 
n
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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childcare
1915, from child + care (n.).
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