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Definition of childcare noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


/ˈtʃaɪldkɛr/ childcare pronunciation American
the care of children, especially while parents are at work
childcare facilities for working parentsArranging childcare for three small children is difficult.
Usage notesTopic Collocations: Childrenhaving a baby/childwant (to have) a baby/a child/children/kidsstart a familyconceive/be expecting/be going to have a baby/childmiss your periodbecome/get/ be/find out that you are pregnanthave a baby/a child/kids/a son/a daughter/twins/a familyhave a normal/a difficult/an unwanted pregnancy; an easy/a difficult birth/laborbe in/go into/induce laborhave/suffer/cause a miscarriagegive birth to a child/a baby/a daughter/a son/twinsparentingbring up/raise a child/a familycare for/watch a baby/child/kidchange a diaper/a babynurse/feed/breastfeed/bottle-feed a babybe entitled to/go on maternity/paternity leavego back/return to work after maternity leaveneed/find/get a babysitter/high-quality, affordable childcare/a nannybalance/combine work and childcare/child-rearing/family (life)educate/teach/home-school a child/a kid/childrenpunish/discipline/spoil a child/a kid/childrenadopt/foster a baby/a child/a kid/childrenoffer a baby for/put a baby up for adoptionbe placed with/be raised by foster parents