Early Childhood Forum

The new website for ECF



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


This is the new website for the Early Childhood Forum (ECF), which brings together national organizations 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

Strengthening the Current and Future Workforce

The Jacobs Foundation and other organisations have produced a report concerning European Business Leaders' Actions to support Early Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC).

Please click the link below to access it:

Download: Euro-Forum-Thematic-Paper-FINAL_(1).pdf

2018 - 2019 Early Childhood Forum Meeting Dates

The 2018 dates are confirmed as:

(Meetings are only open to paid-up members)

Autumn date: Friday, 12 October, 10:30 -15:30 at the new venue: Montessori, Marlborough House, 38 Marlborough Place, London NW8 0PJ

Buses: 189, 139 get off at Abbey Road stop and 2 mins walk. From Paddington, 332

Tubes: St Johns Wood (Jubilee and 8 mins walk)

            Maida Vale (Bakerloo and 10 mins walk)

There is no parking at this new venue

2019: Wednesday 13 March 2019.

The next Steering Group committee meeting will be in July so if you have any issues or items you wish to be discussed please email them to earlychildhoodforum@yahoo.co.uk in good time for consideration for the June general meeting date.

EY Funding

The Department for Education has issued new details regarding revised funding for 3 and 4 year olds. Follow this link:


ECF Early Childhood Forum