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The University of Dundee Nursery offers childcare in two locations on the city campus. We offer childcare for children aged birth to five years as follows:

  • Dundee University Students' Association (DUSA) - children aged 3 - 5 years
  • 8 - 10 Airlie Place - children from birth to 5 years

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

The nursery works in partnership with Dundee City Council to offer a limited number of funded spaces for children aged 3 - 5 years

Places are available full-time or part-time. There is a waiting list (particularly for under 2's), so we are unable to guarantee an on demand service and you are advised to enquire and apply early. Children can be added to the waiting list prior to birth.

The nursery is registered with several childcare voucher schemes.




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, plus 3 days for in-service training.

Nursery Staff

Most staff are qualified to HNC level, with all senior staff holding an SVQ L4 or Bain Childhood Practice. The Junior Nursery Manager is a qualified teacher and the Senior Nursery Manager has a post graduate diploma in Childhood Practice.

The staff to children ratio is 1 adult per 3 children (under 2 years), 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.