Hive Announcement – AIM applications for 2023/2024

Dear Service Provider,

AIM Level 5

The AIM Level 5 application process for 2023/24 is now open on the Early Years Hive, Friday 5 May 2023.

AIM Level 4 & 7

The processes for AIM Level 4 applications (expert early years educational advice and support) and Level 7 (additional assistance in the pre-school room) initial and extension applications for the 2023/24 pre-school year are now open on the Early Years Hive, Friday 5 May, 2023. 

Please refer to the AIM Hive Guides  to support you with the submission of your AIM applications.

Please note where a child is remaining in the same service and requires a second year of AIM Level 7 support, an extension application must be submitted, notifying Pobal of any changes to the child’s or service’s circumstances. 

Important Information

Services are reminded to submit AIM Level 4 and/or 7 applications at least three months prior to a child’s planned start date in ECCE.

Please note several training sessions were provided to service providers this week as a reminder of some key points to note when submitting AIM L 4, 5 & 7 applications. We would advise that service providers review the links below, prior to submitting applications:

Help & Support

Should you have any queries in relation to the AIM programme, please contact the Early Years Provider Centre (EYPC) by raising a Request on Hive using the following categories:

  • Programme: (select the AIM level)
  • Request type: Application
  • Request type detail: How To

Yours Sincerely,

AIM Team

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