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 of ECF (date correction)

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 5th April at 10:00 via Microsoft Teams, when a representative of the DfE will update us on the implications of the budget and other topics. Joining invitation has been sent to members.

Education Select Committee

The Education Select Committee have run three sessions listening to evidence from different organisations on early years childcare and support  - on the 31st January, 21st February and 21st March - all interesting and recorded. 

EYA Protest 24 June

Information from EYA:

We have a huge protest planned outside Downing Street on Saturday 24th June. Our aim for this protest is to show the Government we're here to stay and we're here for change. 

Whether you're a parent or part of the Early Years sector, join us to take a stand.

We would love to see you there - register your interest below

Early Education CPD & Workshops


New training webinars available from April to May. Visit:


ECF Early Childhood Forum