AIM – Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Charter

Equality Diversity and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines









Following the development of the AIM model and launch of AIM on June 15th 2016, an element of the universal supports (Levels 1-3) for the early years sector includes a new Inclusion Charter underpinned by updated Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Guidelines for Early Childhood Care and Education.

 The 15 hour EDI programme for educators centres around the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines for Early Childhood Care and Education.  Training is being rolled out by WCCC to a maximum of 16 participants per session and is free to all participants.


It explores a wide variety of challenges facing early childhood services that can inhibit or prevent services operating in a fully inclusive manner. Challenges such as prejudice, real representation of all children in an early childhood service, strategies to promote inclusive practice and how to draw up an Inclusion policy for your early childhood service are all explored. The programme uses the strength based Anti-Bias approach throughout.

Testimonials from some of our recent participants:

“Great course highly recommend for all those in childcare to attend, makes you more aware of diversity.”  Sandra McFreal

“Very informative course that has a good balance of theory and practical discussions related to your service.  Highlights own professional practice and makes you consider your own mindframe.  Great course.”  Brona Conway

“Excellent course, very informative and made me reflect on my own practice”.  Anon

“I would highly recommend this course for everyone.  Lots of reflective practice and self evaluation on your own biases and knowledge on a range of diversities in our society.  Excellent course.”  Jenny Cullen

“Very interesting course, very informative and opens your eyes to many aspects of diversity, equality and inclusion.  I would fully recommend for anyone to do this course.”  Sacha Behan

“Very informative course and enjoyable, great group discussions and interactive course work.  Highly recommend this to everyone who works in childcare.”  Sara Ryan

“I would highly recommend this course for everyone working in childcare.  This course provided examples of practical applications and food for thought on my own bias and challenge other peoples biases.”  Jenny Kane

“Ignite thought regarding diversity, equality and inclusion and passing information on positivity to children, families and community.  How we think and how we pass on info learn.  Information is knowledge.”  Anon

“A wide awakening to my own bias and judgements of everyday and how this can effect children.  I am now more confident with approaching situations such as with parents.  It is something that everyone should have to do as we are in a changing and growing community, to allow the children to grow and develop in an environment that is equal and diverse so they can thrive.”  Laura Behan

“Informative, interesting and enjoyable.  Really learned a lot more than I thought I knew already.  But now know how to deal with it in general as a plus because I complete the course.”  Amanda McLysaght


The following are the dates for the next series of workshops;

Newtown 23th Sept 10am – 4pm
3rd Oct 7pm – 10pm
10th Oct 7pm – 10pm
19th Oct 7pm – 10pm
Tinahely 14th Oct 10am – 4pm
16th Oct 7pm – 10pm
23rd Oct 7pm – 10pm
6th Nov 7pm – 10pm
Wicklow 24th Oct 2pm – 8pm
31st Oct 2pm – 5pm
7th Nov 2pm – 5pm
14th Nov 2pm – 5pm
Blessington 11th Nov 10am – 4pm
13th Nov 7pm – 10pm
20th Nov 7pm – 10pm
27th Nov 7pm – 10pm
Glenview 11th Nov 10am – 4pm
23rd Nov 7pm – 10pm
30th Nov 7pm – 10pm
7th Dec 7pm – 10pm
 Bray 2nd Dec 10am – 4pm
5th Dec 7pm – 10pm
12th Dec 7pm – 10pm
7th Jan 7pm – 10pm

Participants must attend all four dates to complete the training.  Places are limited to two per service with a maximum of 16 places per programme.  WCCC will roll out further training dates in the coming months.

If you wish to book a place on this programme please complete our online booking form.


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