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childcare

noun [U] uk   /ˈtʃaɪld.keər/  us   /-ker/
care for children provided by either the government, an organization, or a person, while parents are at work or are absent for another reason: What childcare facilities does your company offer? Without the adequate provision of childcare, many women who wish to work are unable to do so.
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