Access and Inclusion 

AIM’s goal is to empower service providers to deliver an inclusive pre-school experience, ensuring that every eligible child can fully participate in the ECCE programme and reap the benefits of quality early years care and education.

LCCC offers the following AIM supports to Childcare services :

Diversity Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines training, please visit our events and training calendar for information and booking details of upcoming courses.

Support with developing your Early Childhood Care and Education national inclusion policy for your service.

Support and information when applying for AIM supports on PIP.


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AIM application process for
September 2019 pre-school year
AIM Level 7
For children who are currently receiving AIM supports and are eligible to avail of a 2nd year of the ECCE programme from September 2019
If the child is eligible and is returning to the same pre-school setting for a second year and circumstances have not changed, services in receipt of AIM Level 7 supports must submit a 2nd year extension request for all eligible children. This request can be submitted via the AIM tab on the PIP Portal from Wednesday 1st May.
If the child who is currently availing of AIM supports is moving to another pre-school in September 2019, a new AIM application has to be made by the new pre-school provider in conjunction with the parent(s).  
New AIM applications:
For children eligible for the ECCE programme for the first time from September 2019 where AIM supports are required, the pre-school provider, in conjunction with the parent(s) should make an application for AIM by completing an Access and Inclusion Profile. 
To apply for a child’s 1st 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 [email protected] 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

Office Opening Hours:-

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Tel: 042-9336364
Email: [email protected]