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Nursery (Airlie Place)

University of Dundee, 8-10 Airlie Place, Dundee, DD1 4HJ

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Introduction

  • University services in this building: Childcare www.dundee.ac.uk/studentservices/childcare.
  • The University of Dundee Nursery offers childcare in two locations on the city campus. Full and part time childcare places are available for children aged birth to five years as follows:
    Students' Association (DUSA) - children aged 3 - 5 years
    8 - 10 Airlie Place - children 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.
  • Related link Nursery (DUSA).
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/university-of-dundee/access-guides/nursery-dusa

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:15 - 17:15.
  • Tuesday 08:15 - 17:15.
  • Wednesday 08:15 - 17:15.
  • Thursday 08:15 - 17:15.
  • Friday 08:15 - 17:15.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the City Centre Campus.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Dundee.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 370cm x 405cm (12ft 2in x 13ft 3in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located opposite the venue.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 210cm x 280cm (6ft 11in x 9ft 2in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Airlie Place.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located in front of the building.
  • Comments View
    • There are further designated bays at the student association end of the street and the bottom of the street.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the building at basement level.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp is 136cm (4ft 6in).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are the nursery rooms and standard toilets.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs between floors 1-2 offer a handrail on both sides.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music/noise.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the building.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 175cm x 295cm (5ft 9in x 9ft 8in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a wheel-in shower available.
    • The controls are 130cm high.

Standard Toilet(s) (Children's Toilets)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located on the first floor.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in separate cubicles on the basement and ground floors.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar toilets on the basement, ground and first floors.
    • There is level access only to toilet and baby change facilities on the basement level only.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Comments View
    • Staff are trained in Boardmaker.
    • Staff are trained in Baby Talk.
    • Registered assistance dogs are welcome by prior arrangement only and on a case by case basis.