AIM Application Process for September 2019 preschool year is now open

AIM Application Process for

September 2019 preschool year

Is Now Open

 

Apply early!

The AIM application process is now open and applications will continue to be accepted throughout the preschool year.

However, applications should be made as early as possible to ensure that the relevant supports are in place when required.

Parents, guardians or carers who wish to make an AIM application for their child should make contact with their ECCE preschool provider, who will be able to assist them further.

Preschool providers can find further information about the application process below.

AIM Level 5 – Specialised Equipment, Appliances or Minor Alterations
New Applications can now be made for children eligible for the ECCE Programme in September 2019 for whom specialised equipment, appliances or minor alterations are required.

Where AIM Level 5 equipment, appliances and/or minor alterations are required, the preschool provider, in conjunction with the parent or guardian or carer, can make an application for AIM Level 5 support via the AIM tab on the PIP Portal.

Once a child is eligible for the ECCE Programme in September 2019, an AIM Level 5 application can be made at any time throughout the preschool year. However, we encourage applicants to be submit their applications early to ensure support is in place as soon as possible. 

Existing Applications
If a child who is currently in receipt of AIM Level 5 equipment or appliances is moving to another preschool in September 2019, a new AIM application must be submitted by the new preschool provider in conjunction with the parent(s).

If a child in receipt of AIM Level 5 equipment is transitioning to primary school in September 2019, transfer of ownership documents will be issued in due course.

Please contact onlinesupport@pobal.ie if you require any support in the submission of your application.

AIM Level 7 – Additional Assistance in the preschool room

For children who are currently receiving AIM supports and are eligible to avail of a second year of the ECCE programme from September 2019

If the child is eligible to avail of the ECCE Programme in September 2019 and is returning to the same preschool setting for a second year and circumstances have not changed, services in receipt of AIM Level 7 support must submit a second year extension request for all eligible children. This request can be submitted via the AIM tab on the PIP Portal from Wednesday 1st May 2019.

If the child who is currently availing of AIM supports is moving to another preschool in September 2019, a new AIM application has to be made by the new preschool provider in conjunction with the parent or guardian or carer.  

New AIM applications:

For children eligible for the ECCE programme for the first time from September 2019 where AIM supports are required, the preschool provider, in conjunction with the parent or guardian or carer, should make an application for AIM by completing an Access and Inclusion Profile.

To apply for a child’s first year AIM Level 7 support, a service request must be included in the submission of a Level 4: AIM Application.  This application form can be accessed via the AIM tab on the PIP Portal and will be available from Wednesday 1st May.

Please contact onlinesupport@pobal.ie if you require any support in the submission of your application.

 

Apply early!

Applications should be made as early as possible to ensure that the relevant supports are in place when required.