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playschool
Pronunciation: / ˈpleɪskul /
Pronunciation: /ˈpleɪskuːl/

noun

  • (British English) play group
    Example sentences
    • A special thank you goes to the local lollipop lady who ensured the children from the playschool reached their neighbouring primary school with ease and safety.
    • Along with modernisation, these pre-school institutions assumed the form of playschools and kindergartens.
    • It comments on the need for playschools and community centres, but makes the plea that future planning should take into consideration the feelings and life-style of the people concerned.

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