Meaning of childcare in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtʃʌɪl(d)kɛː/


mass noun
  • The care of children, especially by a crèche, nursery, or childminder while parents are working.

    ‘employers will have to make provisions for childcare’
    • ‘There is much confusion about the type of childcare services available to parents.’
    • ‘There are several different childcare options available to parents returning to work.’
    • ‘Many agree that the government needs to invest more in parental leave and quality childcare.’
    • ‘I think that the failure of the government to give working parents tax relief on childcare costs is a scandal.’
    • ‘The cost starts early, with a third of the money going to working parents to help with childcare costs.’
    • ‘It gives the opportunity to parents to work knowing that their children have high quality childcare.’
    • ‘If someone wanted to go into childcare they would be looking for a larger nursery than ours.’
    • ‘Of course, the middle-class mother in Britain may be able to afford private childcare.’
    • ‘Better yet, we could have personal tax breaks for everyone who has to pay for childcare.’
    • ‘The best way of choosing childcare is to go and see a range of nurseries, childminders or other carers.’
    • ‘Apart from the lack of jobs, the main obstacle for lone parents who want a paid job is the lack of childcare.’
    • ‘The problem is that there is no realistic scheme of funding or childcare.’
    • ‘Those using childcare the most are managers, administrators and professionals.’
    • ‘The results also show that childcare will again be an issue in the next general election.’
    • ‘She had won a place to become a student teacher but could not afford childcare for her daughter, Jessica.’
    • ‘New staff can also be offered childcare on a temporary basis until they find something more permanent.’
    • ‘They will be able to meet and speak to special advisers about finding work, childcare and tax credits.’
    • ‘Lack of childcare and transport can make it difficult for many women to access training and support.’
    • ‘Fortunately he was in childcare during this time and they were really good about it.’
    • ‘She would get excited about going to parties with friends and looked forward to a career in childcare.’