Early Childhood Forum

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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

TACTYC's Additional research regarding the EIF Consultation


Wendy Scott on behalf of TACTYC has published a comprehensive bibliography of relevant childhood research underpinning a high quality early years curriculum and inspection regime.

Please tick below for her research:

Download: Ofsted_EIF_additional_research.pdf

Petition on Funding of Maintained Nursery Schools


The Government has issued a reply to the petition on guaranteeing the future of state-funded nursery schools after March 2020.

Please see below

Download: MNS_funding_2020.pdf

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