Child care or day care is the care of a child during the day by a person other than the child's legal guardians, typically performed by someone outside the child's immediate family. Day care is typically an ongoing service during specific periods, such as the parents' time at work. The service is known as child care in the United Kingdom and Australia and child care or day care in North America (although child care also has a broader meaning). Child care is provided in nurseries or creches or by a nanny or family child care provider caring for children in Corporate Apartments Houston. It can also take on a more formal structure, with education, child development, discipline and even preschool education falling into the fold of services.