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Pre-school Gaelic-medium provision differs across the different authorities in Scotland.

Some areas have ‘Pàrant agus Pàiste’ parent-and-toddler groups, which are usually run by a volunteer committee and may employ a play-leader.

‘Cròileagan’ play-groups are again run by volunteer committees but most employ one or more play-leaders. Parents are welcome to sit-in in some groups but not in others and in some areas ‘Cròileagan’ groups take the place of nursery provision.

Council-run nursery provision is available in most areas and may or may not be attached to the school or schools in which the authority offers Gaelic-medium primary education.

Further information on pre-school provision can be found at