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Update on Aim

Announced on 12th May 2017

Childcare for children with disabilities – support scheme reopens

“Accessibility vital in radical new approach to childcare”

Applications for supports for children with disabilities to enter the free pre-school programme in September are now being accepted, according to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone.

Announcing that the Access Inclusion Model programme (AIM) is now accepting new applications, Minister Zappone urged parents and pre-school providers to apply early to ensure supports can be put in place quickly.

The Minister says accessibility is a key strand of the radical new approach to childcare, which will also see More Affordable Childcare rolled out in September.

Under AIM, a suite of supports – universal and targeted – are available to ensure children with a disability can participate in, and benefit from free pre-school.