Secret Garden Outdoor Nursery opened its invisible doors in
September 2008, receiving at this time the Nancy Ovens Award for Play
‘Outstanding Contribution to Play’ and from Play Scotland ‘Best Practice
Based in a 25 acre woodland north of Letham village
in Fife, the nursery offers explorative full-time outdoor play, 4½
days a week, for 49 weeks of the year from 8.30am – 5.00pm. With a
present roll of about 40 children attending between 4 hours and 3 days
per week the enthusiasm for outdoor play and learning appears to be
Yurt and tarps offer shelter from weather; fires and
much physical movement also keep the cheer and warmth. Our practitioners
develop a strong stable presence in the natural environment to ensure
that children are safe, secure and are offered excellent child care and
educational development. The nursery makes use of the village park and
shelter on a daily basis and has been pivotal in supporting and funding
the park transformation for all in the community.
Enrolling at the Secret Garden...
Please contact us if you
might be interested in enrolling your child at the Secret Garden.
Into the Middle of Nowhere
The magic of the Secret Garden was wonderfully captured in a short
Into the Middle of Nowhere, directed by
Anna Ewert. Anna kindly produced the following additional footage providing a taster of what the children experience. Much gratitude to Anna for all she’s contributed to The Secret Garden, not least her gentle presence of the skilled film maker and her artist’s ability to join up children’s play with the light and humorous touch of the musician so skilfully.