Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Training (AIM)



The Training will cover 

  • The National Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter
  • Understanding Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
  • Developing an anti-bias approach in early years
  • The physical environment and its role in inclusive practice

Additional Course Details:

  • Each training course is 15 hours; one full day and three short sessions
  • Participants must attend all 4 sessions in full to receive their certification
  • Refreshments will be provided at the venue on each date
  • There is no charge for this programme

Available Training Sessions below 

Date Time Venue Reference   EDI 60
Tues 19th June 2018 3.00pm to 9.30pm Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Session 1
Tues 26th June 2018 6.00pm to 9.00pm Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Session 2
Tues  3rd July 2018 6.00pm to 9.00pm Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Session 3
Tues  4th July 2018 6.00pm to 9.00pm Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Session 4


  document EDI 60 Booking Form (290 KB)

Please complete the booking form above and email to training@southdublinchildcare.ie


Update from the DCYA (AIM support Team) on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Training

As you are aware, the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) supports children with disabilities to reap the full benefits of free pre-school education. Level 1 of AIM sets out to foster and embed a strong culture of inclusion to support all children’s maximum participation in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme.

 Under this level, a new Inclusion Charter has been developed. Updated Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Guidelines have been published and a nationwide training programme on these Guidelines is currently being rolled out by the CCCs to pre-school practitioners.

 Participation in the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion training programme is not mandatory for pre-school practitioners.  However, participation is strongly encouraged by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs as completion of this training will assist pre-school providers to deliver an inclusive pre-school experience, which is the cornerstone of AIM.

 The voluntary nature of the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion training programme will be clarified in the 2018/2019 ECCE Grant Funding Agreement and accompanying Rules for DCYA Childcare Funding Programmes 2018/2019.


AIM Team

Early Years Policy

Department of Children & Youth Affairs