When we are in the woods
We are open 49 weeks of the year, Monday – Thursday 0830 – 1700 and Fridays 0900 – 1300. We have a two day minimum attendance policy, which can be any two days including our shorter Friday sessions.
As a Partner Provider of Fife Council offering Preschool Education we have a responsibility to both the Council and parents to evidence what we do in the woods and how we do it. Over the years we have developed what we call our ‘Spiral Curriculum’ or ‘Nature as Teacher curriculum’ which encompass the 4 capacities for the Curriculum for Excellence (Confident Individuals, Successful Learners, Effective Contributors and Responsible Citizens) alongside the Early Years Framework. Staff will be happy to discuss this with you when you enrol however if you fancy a read you can delve deeper into the meanings of our Nature as Teacher Curriculum here.
If you are interested in enrolling your child we can arrange a visit to the woods for you with your little one (they can be under 3 for a woods visit). The visit will give you the chance to see the nursery in action and chat to staff about any questions you may have.
We enrol children all year round and can add under 3’s to a waiting list so please do get in touch if you are interested.
Staff training week 2018
The nursery will be closed the week beginning Monday 6th August for our annual staff training week. We will reopen as normal on Monday 13 August.
Christmas Holidays 2018/19
We shall be closed for two weeks from Monday 24th December, opening again on Monday 7th January.
Our fees from August 2018 will be £44 per full day and £24 per Friday session. When you enrol your child you will be asked to set up a monthly Standing Order to pay fees. Preschool funding is available and we also accept Childcare Vouchers. Our friendly office team will be happy to answer any administrative questions you may have regarding funding and payment, you can reach them on the details below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Being a fully outdoor nursery we appreciate there may be some questions you would like to ask about logistics and structure of the day, clothing maybe? Over the years we have compiled a FAQ’s list for prospective parents to browse, if you don’t find the answer to your question in our FAQs 2018 please do contact us!
If you are interested in sending your child to Secret Garden they will require some specialist clothing to keep warm and happy all year round. Do not let this put you off though, we have various agreements with some great local children’s clothing providers and some really good kit of our own which we can lend children for a term.
Children will need different layers depending on the time of year but typically these will always include:
- waterproof trousers and jacket or suit (thickness depending on season)
- waterproof, thermal boots in winter and lighter ones in summer
- fleece layers (trousers and top)
- thermals (winter)
- wool socks
- spare clothes in a dry bag (just in case!)
You will see our full kit list when you enrol along with our discount promotions we have arranged with local suppliers however feel free to drop us an email or call for a chat about kitting out your little one.
Get in touch!
We are contactable by email and phone and will happily answer any questions you might have about enrolling your child. We’d love to hear from you.
Phone: 01334 652276