Gaelic in pre-school

Gaelic in the early years

Some parents wish their children to have the opportunity of experiencing pre-school education in the Gaelic language. You don't need to be a Gaelic speaker yourself. Most of the children in Gaelic medium education throughout Scotland come from homes where the parents do not speak Gaelic.

To apply for a place in a Gaelic speaking pre-school please contact them directly using the details below.

Nursery

The Gaelic medium nursery is in Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce. As soon as your child is two years old you can put their name on the waiting list. When your child is three a place will be offered if it is available.

To apply please contact the nursery

0131 553 5856

admin@taobhnapairce.edin.sch.uk.

Your child will have the same learning experiences as children in our other nurseries and will follow the same Curriculum Framework. 

Playgroups / croìleagan

We have Gaelic playgroups (Croìleagan) at the following places.

Leith Community Centre

  • Monday 9.30-11.25am
  • Monday 12.30-2.30pm

0131 554 4750

cld-leith@ea.edin.sch.uk

Tollcross Community Education Centre

  • Wednesday 9.30-11.30am
  • Friday 9-11.30am

0131 229 7828

cld-tollcross@ea.edin.sch.uk

Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce

  • Tuesday 9.15–11.15am
  • Friday 9.15-11.15am

0131 553 5856

admin@taobhnapairce.edin.sch.uk

Further information

You can contact us for information on any of the above groups.

0131 529 2415

You can also find more information on groups on the Cròileagan Dhùn Èideann / Edinburgh's Gaelic Playgroups website.

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