Please note, where previously an extension application would be submitted for a child who is remaining in the same service and requires a second year of AIM Level 7 support, the AIM Review & Confirm process must now be completed.  

Please refer to the AIM Hive Guides to support you with the submission of your AIM applications and completion of the new AIM Review & Confirm process. 

Important Information 

Services are reminded to submit any relevant AIM application at least three months prior to a child’s planned start date in ECCE. 

Please note AIM Level 4 & 7 training sessions are being provided to service providers today.   

AIM Level 4 & 7 programme readiness and AIM review and confirm SP2 
Tuesday 7 May 2:30pm – 4:00pm

AIM Level 4 & 7 programme readiness and AIM review and confirm SP3 
Tuesday 7 May 6:30pm – 8:00pm

A how-to video for AIM Level 5 will be available on the resources page linked below. 

Better Start / AIM how-to videos  – Service Provider Portal ( 

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 

AIM Review and Confirm Now Open

The issues identified last week, which affected the new AIM Review and Confirm (former second year extension) process, have been resolved. Services may now complete