The application process for the increased ECCE capitation, funded by DCYA, in recognition of the leadership and mentoring role that will be delivered by the Inclusion Co-ordinator, during the 2020/2021 pre-school year is now open to new graduates.


To apply, a service provider must be or employ a graduate from the Leadership for Inclusion (LINC) in Early Years Programme who has agreed to take on the role and responsibilities of an Inclusion Co-ordinator in their pre-school setting.  Applicant guidelines can be found here. Please ensure you attach all pages of the signed Inclusion Co-ordinator Declaration with your application.

Applications must be submitted electronically via the Early Years Hive system.  Prior to applying for AIM Level 1, service providers must ensure that they have completed their ECCE programme readiness process.

Any application received by 31st October 2020 will be provided the additional capitation to the beginning of the programme year.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early as any applications received after this date will not be backdated

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ECCE Registration Deadline

Pobal would like to remind providers that the latest a provider can register a child on the ECCE programme is 6 weeks after the child’s