University of Dundee NurseryThe University of Dundee Nursery is located in the Dundee University Students' Association (DUSA). From January 2016 we will be doubling our capacity and operating an additional campus based facility at Airlie Place, Dundee.

We provide childcare for ages 0-5 years and aim to prepare children for entry into primary education.

Places are available full-time or part-time. There is often a waiting list so we are unable to guarantee an on demand service and you are advised to enquire and apply early. Children under 2 can be added to the waiting list in advance. The nursery is registered with several childcare voucher schemes.


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Childcare for 0 to 5 year olds


Rated 5 with the Care Inspectorate, we take pride in the quality of our care

Learning Through Play

We aim to instil in all children a life-long love of learning through play

Opening Hours

The University Nursery is open from 8.15am - 5.15pm Monday through Friday 50 weeks of the year. It is closed for two weeks over the Christmas period.

Nursery Staff

All staff are qualified to SNNB or HNC level. The staff to children ratio is 1 adult per 5 children (2-3 years), and 1 adult to 8 children (3-5 years).

Assistance with Childcare Costs

Childcare costs can affect the ability of students to consider coming to University or, if existing arrangements change, their ability to remain here.

Financial Aid from the Scottish Government provides the University with Childcare Funds (commonly referred to as Discretional Funds) to assist student parents with formal childcare arrangements during semester. Limited support may be available during the summer e.g. for those needing to resit exams or attend academically required placements. Please see Student Funding for more information and the application form.