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. Now in our 12th year we also offer practitioner workshops where we share our unique and highly acclaimed philosophy with people from all over the world! You can enrol your child with us at anytime, although waiting lists do exist on certain days so please do get in touch early!  We look forward to hearing from you. 

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Inspection Results

We had a Care Inspectorate inspection in March 2018. The inspectors 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 environment 5 Very Good

You can read the full report here.


“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