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


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

Ofsted Forum members announced


Ofsted Early Years Pedagogy and Practice Forum members are announced. Please click below for full details:

Download: Ofsted_Forum_12.12.18.pdf

NAPE : Ofsted change on reliance on data


NAPE have released a statement acknowledging Ofsted's new approach to limiting the use of data during inspections. See their press release below:

Download: NAPE_Testing_Data_311018.pdf

Take Me Out Project


ECF member Learning through Landscapes recommends the Erasmus-funded project Take Me Out. Visit www.takemeoutproject.eu for a wealth of resources and information.

ECF Early Childhood Forum