Dear Service Provider,
The application process for the increased Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) capitation has now opened for new graduates i.e. those who are graduating in October 2021. This is funded by the 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. The process for existing graduates (those who graduated in previous years) was launched earlier in the summer.
All applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible. Applications received by 5pm on Friday 29 October 2021 will be awarded the additional capitation from 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.
Applications must be submitted electronically via the Early Years HIVE portal. Applicant guidelines can be found here.
Should you have any queries in relation to the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) please contact the Early Years Provider Centre by raising a Request on HIVE as follows:
- Request Category: Application.
- Request Type Detail: How To.
- Request Programme: AIM Level 1.
The Early Years Team