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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

OECD's International Early Learning Study (IELS)

Professor Peter Moss of the Institution of Education at UCL has shared the OECD's latest briefing document of this important EY study. Click below for the report:

Download: briefing2.draft.2aug2017(6).docx

TACTYC Reponse to Assessment Consultation

TACTYC's response to HMG's consultation on primary assesment in England can be read by visiting


BERA-TACTYC Early Childhood Research Review 2003 - 2017

This Review is being launched at a time of change and uncertainty within early childhood education and care, and the authors hope that it will provide a focal point for discussions about future directions in the four UK policy frameworks, the importance of research, and how research evidence is used to inform provision and practice.

Please visit BERA - British Educational Research Association: www.bera.ac.uk, or click to open the pdf below

Download: BERA-TACTYC-Summary-Document-Key-Messages.pdf

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