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Applications for AIM Level 1 Higher Capitation Now Open!

5 August 2021

The application process for higher Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) capitation, funded by Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY), in recognition of the leadership and mentoring role that will be delivered by the Inclusion Co-ordinator, during the 2021/2022 pre-school year is now open for existing graduates.  New graduates (i.e. graduating in October 2021) can apply when final exam results have been notified by Mary Immaculate College (expected late September 2021).

Applications must be submitted electronically via the Early Years Hive portal. Prior to applying for AIM Level 1, service providers must ensure that they have completed the ECCE programme readiness process. Applicant guidelines can be found here: AIM Early Years Hive Application Guidelines

Applications received by Friday 29th October 2021 will be awarded the additional capitation to the beginning of the Inclusion Co-Ordinator’s start date for the programme year. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as any applications received after this date will not be backdated.

You can visit the Universal Supports page of the AIM website for more information on LINC and AIM Level 1 here: AIM Website Universal Supports Page

Should you have any queries in relation to the AIM, please contact the Early Years Provider Centre via email: or phone (01) 511 7222 (8a.m. to 6p.m. Monday to Friday).