Welcome to the Secret Garden Outdoor Nursery

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!

Secret Garden has experienced unprecedented demand recently and therefore unfortunately we have had to close our waiting lists until the August 2023 intake. Please do get in touch if you have any questions about enrolling or adding your name to a waiting list.



Join us In the Woods on our flagship training course on Monday 28th March. Click her to find out more!


We had a Care Inspectorate inspection in July 2021. The inspector looked at the following quality statement indicator and gave the following grade:

Quality of care during the COVID-19 pandemic 5 Very Good


We were also visited in February 2020. The inspector looked at the following quality statement indicators 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. 

Our postal address is: The Hive, C/O The Village Hall, The Row, Letham, Fife, KY15 7RS

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

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