About Us

Welcome to Rugrats Private Day Nursery!

Rugrats started off as a dream many moons ago but with a lot of hard work our vision is now reality. Our nursery is a small intimate family owned and run facility that provides excellent day care for 32 0-5 year olds. We are situated in the North East of Dundee near the new Ballumbie Primary School located just a short drive off the Drumkieth Road. With a new Core Service Building in progress opposite us there are lots of exciting developments happening which the children will enjoy learning about. The nursery is situated on one level in attractive large secure gardens, what appears to be a small bungalow from the outside is really a light spacious well equipped nursery…it is really a tardis and must be seen in person!

We actively encourage lots of outdoor play and believe the children will love to learn through their experiences that the ‘natural environment’ can offer. We really want the children to be happy while at Rugrats and work closely with parents to make sure the little ones feel at home during their time. Our motto that we encourage is ‘happy to be me’ and we hope that we help children find their own personalities and that they are really happy to be themselves.



Emma Wilson (Director)

ftp://ftp.paullarge.co.uk/includes/images/face.pngHi there, I hope that you like my vision and enjoy what Rugrats has to offer. I’m a mum of 2 young children and worked for many years in business development and regeneration. A nursery business is something that I have always wanted to develop and have been lucky enough to make it a reality. As a parent I feel I know what parents are looking for and want the children to feel comfortable, loved and cared for, whilst enjoying learning through the fun activities we have to offer. I have employed highly skilled staff who I would happily leave my own children in the care of. I will be over seeing the running of the nursery and hope to meet all parents and welcome any suggestions/feedback. I want the parents to feel part of the nursery and will endeavour to help with any personal requirements that parents/children need. I’m currently undertaking studying to compliment the degree I currently hold.

EMMA BEATTIE (Nursery Manager)

ftp://ftp.paullarge.co.uk/includes/images/face.pngEmma has many years experience working within a nursery environment as well as having her own hands on experience as a mum. Emma has already made a positive impact in her new role. The nursery will go from strength to strength with Emma at the helm and we look forward to seeing all the wonderful things she has planned for the nursery.

“Hi there, I have over 10 years experience in childcare and I love working with children. This is something that I have always wanted to do and am very excited to have the opportunity to watch Rugrats progress and flourish right from the start. I look forward to meeting you and your children and giving them the best start as they take their first steps through life.”

Helen Keogh (Deputy Manager)

ftp://ftp.paullarge.co.uk/includes/images/face.pngHelen comes to us with SVQ level 3 in child care as well as 15 years experience working in child care. Helen is a fun, enthusiastic highly skilled individual who enjoys implementing new ideas for the children to have fun and learn with. She likes tactile play for the under 2’s and messy play is her speciality! She really is hands on and the children love spending their day under Helen’s care!

Megan Simpson (Nursery Practitioner)

ftp://ftp.paullarge.co.uk/includes/images/face.pngMegan has an SVQ Level 3 in child care and has many years experience working within a nursery environment. Megan is a fun, friendly individual who has a natural aptitude for working with children.

Vicki Nicholson (Nursery Practitioner)

ftp://ftp.paullarge.co.uk/includes/images/face.pngVicki is an experienced staff and will be working with the under 2’s. Vicki has many years experience working within a nursery environment as well as having her own hands on experience as a mum. Vicki loves working with children and is a natural.

Jennifer Devine (Nursery Practitioner)

ftp://ftp.paullarge.co.uk/includes/images/face.pngJenny is another of our experienced staff and has many years experience working within a nursery environment as well as having her own hands on experience as a mum. Jenny loves working with children and is a natural.

Lisa Whelan (Trainee Nursery Practitioner)

ftp://ftp.paullarge.co.uk/includes/images/face.pngLisa is one of our trainees and is very fun and enthusiastic about working with children.

Hannah Gillespie (Trainee Nursery Practitioner)

ftp://ftp.paullarge.co.uk/includes/images/face.pngHannah is one of our trainees and is very fun and enthusiastic about working with children.

Jayde Lyon (Trainee Nursery Practitioner)

ftp://ftp.paullarge.co.uk/includes/images/face.pngJayde is one of our trainees and is very fun and enthusiastic about working with children.





0-1 Jelly Babies


This room is a cosy room with lots of soft furnishings and stimulating toys to encourage sensory development with the younger ones. Our ratio here is 1:3 and this room will have plenty of opportunities to encourage interaction without feeling lost in numbers. The room is light and spacious and the children have plenty of space to explore. There is a baby changing facility located out-with the room.

1-2 Jelly Babes


Our second under 2 room which again is a 1:3 ratio room. Tactile and messy play is freely available and the children have lots of opportunities to learn through play with an attractive range of toys and educational supplies. Each room has access out to the garden and decking areas.

2-3 Jelly Beans


This forms part of our over 2 unit and the ratio in this room is 1:4 which ensures the children get more hands on attention from the staff. A range of facilities is on offer in the over 2 unit and this room has access out to the garden area. Our children’s toilets are located out-with the room and the children have access to these at all times with supervision.

3-5 Jelly Tots


This is our second room in the over 2 unit, following on from the 2-3 room. There are a number of facilities the children have with an excellent source for junk modelling and information technology. We encourage independent play and exploring the natural environment. The ratio in this room is 1:6 which is below the standard 1:8 ratio. The children will benefit from this greatly.

Sleep Room


A lovely cosy room with calming colours and soft furnishings. There are a number of options for the children to sleep comfortably with soft seating to help those that need settled. The décor, lighting and music helps create a truly lovely setting.



Current pricing chart

Rugrats calculate payments based on the weekly fee over 52 weeks which is then divided by 12 to give equal monthly payments.

Age Group

Full Time


1 x AM

1 x PM

5 x AM

5 x PM

Jelly Babies:
0-1 year old







Jelly Babes:
1-2 years old







Jelly Beans:
2-3 years old







Jelly Tots:
3 – 5 years old







Discounts:- Sibling Discount – 10% off the older sibling rate


A current nursery fee chart is also provided in our Parent Information Pack which is available on request by email or telephone. We also invite you to arrange a personal visit to the nursery where you will have an opportunity to discuss individual requirements for your child.

We are unable to offer funded places for children over 3 until we have been operating for a year and can apply for partnership with Dundee City Council. This is something we fully intend to do but in the meantime please contact us as we will have discounts/special offers running throughout the year for 3-5’s to help compensate for this.




Contact Us


Find Us At

50 Haddington Crescent
(click the map)


01382 502223


[email protected]