Early Childhood Forum

ECF - at the heart of Early Years from birth to 7 years
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If you would like to find out how to become a member please go to our membership information page.

Contact us

If you would like to contact ECF please email your enquiry to: earlychildhoodforum@yahoo.co.uk


The Early Childhood Forum (ECF), brings together national organisations and professional associations in the early childhood sector for all young children from birth to seven. ECF exists to promote inclusion, challenge inequalities, debate issues, celebrate differences and develop consensus to champion high quality experiences for young children and their families.

News & Events

Next General Meeting


The next general meeting is planned for: Tuesday 5 July at 11:00 - speaker details to follow when confirmed. This will be the last meeting of this

academic year.

New ECF Treasurer sought


We are looking for a new treasurer to take over from Anne Nelson in the Summer of 2022. The role does not demand a great deal of time. It involves 

a) sending out invoices to members for subscriptions once a year in June and chasing up payments

b) paying bills - these have been minimal since we moved to Zoom

c) presenting accounts/up to date financial information at Steering Group meetings and the AGM

The Treasurer is a member of the Steering Group and attends meetings of the group. 

Anne has committed to work with the new treasurer in the Summer to ensure a smooth transition. If you wish to have a conversation about the role please contact Anne on anne.nelson@chunkychips.com


Latest EC degree guide


ECSDN's latest guide is available at:

https://www.ecsdn.org/guide-to-early-childhood-degrees/ -:

Making Racial Identity more visible in EY

The speaker at our AGM was Shaddai Tembo, early education lecturer at Perth College and the OU and he spoke on:

Making Racial Identity Visible in Early Childhood Education.

More details at: https://www.criticalearlyyears.org/

Please see attached PDF of his presentation

Download: 1021_ECF_ST_Slides.pdf

ECF Early Childhood Forum