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.

*** One 3 day space is available at Secret Garden Outdoor Nursery from August 2022. ***

We unexpectedly have 1 space available for a pre-school age child on a Monday (8.30am-4.30pm); Thursday (8.30am-4.30pm) and Friday (8.30am-1pm)
If you are interested in this opportunity for your child, please contact Vicky at enquiries@secretgardenoutdoor-nursery.co.uk to request an enrolment pack. Enrolment forms require to be completed in full before a child can be considered for a space. Please speak to us as funding may be available.


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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