AIM- Access and Inclusion Model

 Minister for youth and children Dr, Katherine Zappone has announced the New access and inclusion model, known as AIM. Announcing AIM Dr Zappone said “This is an important step to break-down barriers preventing children with disabilities from taking part in the Early Childhood Care and Education Programme (ECCE)”.AIM is a child-centred model, involving seven levels of progressive support, moving from the universal to the targeted, depending on the needs of the child and the pre-school.  It is being introduced from June 15th to allow parents and pre-school providers to apply for supports and plan ahead for September enrollments. You can find more details on AIM on the website

How do I access AIM supports?

Service providers and parents / guardians will be able to submit applications for AIM supports from June 2016 to allow them to plan ahead for pre-school enrolment in September 2016 and thereafter. It should be noted that applications will remain open throughout the year although, in the case of children with more complex disabilities, parents and providers are encouraged to apply early. 

On the links below you can find information tailored to both parents and providers which we here at the Tipperary Childcare Committee think you will find useful.

Click here for Parent Information : AIM Promotion For Parents

Click here for Provider Information: AIM Information For Service Providers