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English definition of “crèche”


noun [C] (CHILDCARE)    /kreʃ/ mainly UK
a place where young children are cared for during the day while their parents do something else , especially work , study , or shop : Does your employer provide a crèche?Preschool
(Definition of crèche noun (CHILDCARE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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