Welcome to the Secret Garden Outdoor Nursery


**After being closed since March 20th we were delighted to reopen on Wednesday 24th June! We are currently full at the moment and have a waiting list for children wanting to start after August. However, we are happy to chat so please get in touch if you have any questions about enrolling or adding your name to a waiting list**

Based in a 25 acre woodland in Fife, we run a pioneering childcare service, entirely out of doors all year round. Established since 2008 we also offer practitioner workshops where we share our unique and highly acclaimed philosophy with people from all over the world!

Coming up we have a special online session for interested practitioners who would like some support and advise on working with groups of children in the outdoors. As we have ventured through this pandemic together we have all become increasingly aware of how important outdoor spaces are and it looks like they will be used more often in the months to come (hurray!). So join us on August 6th at 1930 for an online session with Sarah and Louise as they introduce the Secret Garden and our ways of working, sharing useful strategies and offering support based on years of experience working outdoors with young children. The evening will then be guided by a question and answer session. Please contact us directly for more information and to book your place. 



We had a Care Inspectorate inspection at the beginning of Feb (2020). The inspector looked at the following quality statement indicators for the nursery and gave the grades below;

Quality of care and support  5 Very Good 
Quality of staffing  5 Very Good


“The rosy cheeks and wonderful energy our son comes home with following a day in the woods is just the best. Adventure and wonder radiate out of him! He gains so much from his experiences in the woods, with the support of a wonderful team of attuned, nurturing and insightful staff. Our experience of Secret Garden has been a beautiful one and we are so thankful for all that you do!”

Hannah Bunce – Parent 

“Rory loves the secret garden. The staff are excellent and help the children explore the forest and make the most of being outdoors. Rory seems to like it even better when it’s raining – which is nice to see as a parent because your first instinct is to bring them inside! If I could we would send him for the whole week! I thoroughly recommend sending your children here!”

Ben Milnes – Parent

“On his first day he went up the hill a shy toddler and came down the hill a little boy. He had grown an inch and looked like he owned the world”

Tansy Torkington  – Parent

The Secret Garden Outdoor Nursery operates from Letham Woods, in the village of Letham just outside Cupar in Fife. 

The Secret Garden Office is located in Cupar at 69 Crossgate, Cupar, Fife, KY15 5AS. 

Tel: 01334 652276 Email: enquiries@secretgardenoutdoor-nursery.co.uk

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