childcare

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child +‎ care

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childcare (uncountable)

  1. The act, practice, or occupation of supervising and taking care of young children.
    • 1993 Amitai Etzioni - The parenting deficit
      Today most childcare centres are woefully understaffed with poorly paid and underqualified personnel. Child care workers in both the USA and UK are in the lowest tenth of all wage earners.

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