Meaning of “day nursery” in the English Dictionary

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"day nursery" in British English

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day nurserynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdeɪ ˌnɜː.sər.i/ us /ˈdeɪ ˌnɝː.sɚ.i/ UK

Examples from literature

  • He established what would today be called a day nursery. 
  • Mothers leave their small children in the day nursery during the day while they go out to work. 
  • The furniture in a day nursery should consist of a toy cupboard stained to match the color scheme of the room and large enough for each child to have his own special compartment in it. 
  • They were scattered about the bright day nursery, looking miserable, though they could scarcely tell why. 
  • We're building a day nursery on the next block to help the working women. 

(Definition of “day nursery” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)