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
HMG Spending Round and the Early Years
The NCB Foundation Years Team has reported on last week's Spending Round proposals for the early years:
Extra £66m for 2020-21 to increase hourly rates paid to childcare providers;
£3.6bn allocated for the following offer:
Free 15 hours per week per child aged 3 - 4, plus extra 15 hours for children of working parents;
Extra £700m for SEN provision.
Full details to be announced later. Click below for HMG's announcement
ECF GENERAL MEETINGS & THE STEERING GROUP
Further meetings will also be via Zoom - details on this website
The Steering Group usually meets in the month preceeding these main meetings, so if you have any issues you wish to be raised please let us know
by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org in good time for consideration. There will be one general meeting per term conducted via Zoom and three
newsletters, one per term.
APPG on Childcare Report on Financial Sustainability
Commons Select Committe 9th Report
The latest report on Tackling Disadvantage in the Early Years can be read by clicking the link below: