Croileagan Bhreascleit

CroilegeanFailte gu Croileagan Bhreascleit – Welcome to Breasclete Playgroup

Croileagan Bhreascleit offers you and your child a happy, stimulating and secure environment where children have an opportunity to play and learn through the medium of Gaelic.

Croileagan Bhreascleit is a fun and friendly Gaelic Medium Playgroup for children aged between 3-5 yrs. We are situated next to Breasclete Primary School and have a warm, cheerful and stimulating environment.

We employ two members of staff who run the Croileagan for 3-5 yr. olds and also the Parant agus Paisde (Parent and Toddler) group for 0-3 yr olds. Croileagan Bhreascleit is registered with Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar as an approved Pre-School Provider.

We are inspected annually by the Care Commission and intermittently by the H.M.Inspectorate of Schools.


Croileagan Bhreascleit aims to:

  • Have a happy, secure and easily managed playroom.
  • Encourage the children to keep their Gaelic and introduce the language to children of non-Gaelic homes.
  • Help the children to learn through play in the five key curriculum areas.
  • Help the children to become independent, confident and self-disciplined.
  • Value parents contribution to the running of the group.



Joan has four children of her own and has worked for the Croileagan for a number of years. Joan has achieved an SVQ in Childcare and Education and attends numerous training courses run by the local Education Department & the Western Isles Childcare Partnership. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Joan.


Norma has recently rejoined us after a break and we are delighted to see her return. Norma has two of a family and has worked at the Croileagan previously for a number of years. She has also undertaken many training courses and will continue to do so in the future.


Chairperson: Mairi Reid
Secretary: Rhoda MacInnes
Treasurer: Marie MacLean
Committee Member: Caroline Maclennan
Local Authority Link Officer: Christina MacLeod (708 680)
CNSA Development Worker: Christine Ritchings (701 802)
Care Commission: Peigi Nicholson (01382 207 227)
Quay St, Stornoway.