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.


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

Your child will have the same learning experiences as children in our other nurseries and will follow the same Curriculum Framework. An understanding of Gaelic language is developed through play, conversation and songs.

Staff are fluent Gaelic speakers.

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

Tollcross Community Education Centre

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

0131 229 7828

Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce

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

0131 553 5856

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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