The Nursery Ministries of Dunwoody UMC provide loving and safe childcare for children 6 months through 4 years old. Our experienced staff care for children in an age appropriate, Christian environment while you attend worship, Sunday School, Bible study or other church related activities.

At Dunwoody UMC, we aren’t just here for you on Sundays. One of our most popular and appreciated ministries is our weekday drop-in childcare program, Playtime at Dunwoody UMC. All children are welcome to attend any day you need a little extra help meeting the time demands of your daily life. Also, Playtime at Dunwoody UMC offers an excellent starting point for children just leaving parents, caregivers, and home for the first time.

For more information concerning all the programs of the Nursery Ministries, contact Meredith Dunn.

Playtime at Dunwoody UMC

Playtime at Dunwoody UMC

Children must be at least 6 months old and no older than current PreK age. Due to state licensing regulations, children under the age of 24 months may attend Playtime no more than two (2) four-hour days per week. There are no restrictions after 24 months.

Monday - Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - $10, early morning drop off
  • 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. - $40 per day
  • 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - $50 per day
(Must be 2+ years old to select the longer day option)
  • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. - $10
    Lunch Bunch Option only available for children enrolled in DUMC Toddler Preschool class

Please view our General Information Sheet for more details.
If you are a new family to Playtime, please complete the Procare link to set up your account. (New families only) Same day reservations will be available as space allows. Email Meredith Dunn for late notice reservations.
How do I make payment for Playtime attendance?
Please use your Playtime Procare account to view and pay your balance. If you are a preschool family, you will be able to view both preschool and Playtime balances from the app or My Procare. The balances will not combine into one amount due. You will need to view and pay Playtime balance separately from Preschool within your Procare account. Balances are due on the last day of each month.

What should you bring when your child attends Playtime?
  • Change of clothes including a pair of socks
  • Extra underwear (if applicable)
  • Diapers and wipes (if applicable)
  • Diaper cream (if applicable)
  • Snack (peanut free)
  • Lunch (peanut free)
  • Water bottle, sippy cup, bottles of mild or formula if applicable
  • Lovies, blankets, pacifiers
  • Coat or sweater for outside play

Sunday Morning

Sunday Church Morning Nursery

Children of members and visitors are welcome. Reservations are not required for Sunday morning. The Nursery is on the first floor of the Activities Building.

Wednesday Night

Wednesday Night Church Nursery

Children of church members and visitors are welcome while parents/caregivers attend on site church activities. Reservations are not required for Wednesday evenings. Children must bring their own peanut-free dinner if they will be eating in the nursery. The church nursery is located on the first floor of the Activities Building.

Employment Opportunities 

Seeking a Weekday Nursery Caregivers (part-time, flexible schedule)

Dunwoody United Methodist Church is seeking an experienced caregivers with a loving, nurturing heart for our weekday nursery program. Make a difference in the lives of our youngest children by providing age-appropriate guidance as they learn about Jesus’ love and grow in their faith. The successful candidate is gifted in the ability to connect with children and their families, committed to safety, thrives in a collaborative, fluid environment, and balances a sense of humor with a steadfast dedication to serve the ministry and mission of the church. Must be physically able to frequently lift a child up to 40 pounds. Job Type: Part-time or Hourly. Non-Exempt. Pay: depending on experience. To apply, please send your resume to Meredith Dunn.



If you have other specific questions or need more information about our Nursery or Playtime, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Meredith Dunn

Director of Nursery Ministry

(770) 394-0675 ext. 131