childcare

childcare
[[t]tʃa͟ɪldkeə(r)[/t]]
N-UNCOUNT
Childcare refers to looking after children, and to the facilities which help parents to do so.

Both partners shared childcare...

Britain has one of the worst records for state-run pre-school childcare in Western Europe.


English dictionary. 2008.

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