The University of Dundee Nursery offers childcare from birth to five years across two locations on the city campus
We provide high quality childcare from birth to five years and aim to prepare children for entry into primary education using a forest school philosophy in an inner-city environment.
Places are available full-time or part-time. There is a waiting list (particularly for under 2s), 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.
Our two locations are:
- Dundee University Students' Association (DUSA) - 3 to 5 years
- 8-10 Airlie Place - from birth to 5 years
The nursery works in partnership with Dundee City Council to offer a limited number of funded spaces for children aged 3 - 5 years and is registered with several childcare voucher schemes.
Most staff are qualified to HNC level or equivalent, with all senior staff holding an SVQ L4 or BA in 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.
Duty of candour report
All health and social care services in Scotland have a duty of candour. This short report describes how our care service has operated the duty of candour during the time between 1 August 2021 and 31 July 2022.
University of Dundee Nursery
Balfour Street, DUSA
Dundee DD1 4HN
+44 (0)1382 385188