The setting must have a pre-school room and hold a contract to deliver the ECCE Programme. The nominated applicant must have the minimum qualifications to work in an Early Learning & Care Setting, in order to be eligible for a place on the programme.

For 2024/25, random selection of eligible applicants will apply.
Priority will be given to eligible applications according to the following criteria:
1. Settings that do not currently employ a LINC graduate.
2. Settings that already employ a LINC graduate and have over 22 ECCE-aged children attending.*
3. All other settings.

*as registered with Pobal in September 2023