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Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)

This is a model of supports designed to ensure that children with disabilities can access the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme.  Its 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.

AIM is a child-centred model, involving seven levels of progressive support, moving from the universal to the targeted, based on the needs of the child and the service provider. 

AIM Table

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Detailed Information on all 7 levels can be accessed on

Service providers can access more information

Frequently asked questions on the Model are available at

Update March 2023 – AIM Level 5 Equipment – Transfer of Ownership

The AIM Level 5 Transfer of Ownership process is now open, Thursday the 16th of March. Services with AIM Level 5 equipment which is due to transfer at the end of the ECCE 2022/23 programme call will be issued with a notification on the Early Years Hive.

A How to Guide and recordings of the Training Webinars are now available in the Help & Support section on the Early Years Hive.

Should you have any queries in relation to AIM Level 5 Transfer of Ownership please contact the Early Years Provider Centre by raising a Request on Hive as follows:

Programme: AIM Level 5

– Request Type: Equipment

– Request Type Detail: Transfer of Ownership