The kids at Ninewells Nursery had a fun-filled week learning all about services that help the community.
The children welcomed a cute four-legged friend to the nursery, when guide dog puppy Ernie paid a visit.
The black labrador is currently undergoing training to become a fully fledged guide dog, and the visit was organised after the nursery started sponsoring its own puppy.
Nursery manager Adelle Taylor said: “We decided we wanted to give back to our local community by sponsoring a guide dog and it also meant that the kids got to meet Ernie.
“The children were totally mesmerised and they asked lots of questions.
“One question that melted all of our hearts was ‘does he have big ears so that he can hear everything?’.
“It was just great for the kids to gain knowledge of what guide dogs do.”
Four-year-old Robert Watson said: “Ernie helps people who can’t see.
“When Ernie was doing well the man gave him treats and when Ernie went away from him he blew a whistle to get him back.”
Emily McFadyen, 3, said: “Ernie had a special blue coat on and he kept licking me.”
Adelle added: “Since the visit, Emily has been walking around her house with her brother’s headphones dragging behind her like her own dog and closing her eyes.
“You can tell that the children really took in what they learned from Ernie.”
Later in the week, representatives from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service visited the nursery.
Adelle said: “One of the kids became fascinated by firefighters so we have been working on a project about them and asked the fire service to come in.”
Dane Munro, 4, said: “I want to be a firefighter when I am older. We got a shot of their hose and when the water came out it made a rainbow.
“Firefighters save people from fires and when cars crash.”
Ava Roher, 4, added: “They all wear masks to protect their faces and to help them breathe.”
Early years practitioner Shirley Cargill said: “At first the kids thought it was just fires that the firefighters deal with so it was great to extend their knowledge of the different roles.”