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

Is Baseline Missing the Bigger Picture?


To see Pam Jarvis's presentation given at the March meeting of ECF please click on the link below:

Download: Jarvis_BL_2018_pres.pdf

Survey: Defending Child-Centred Practice in the Early Years


This survey organised by Early Education (Sheffield) is to gather important data in response to OfSTED's flawed Bold Beginnings EY report- deadline is 16 April 2018. Click on this link to complete:


Guildford Training & Development Centre

Adventure, Risk and Challenge - Kathryn Solly

8th May 2018 9:30am - 3:30pm £110 (*£85)

Includes lunch and refreshments

Feelings and Behaviour, a Creative Approach - Anni McTavish

24th May 2018 9:00am - 12:00am or 1:00pm - 4:00pm £60 (*£45)

Includes refreshments

Observation, Assessment and Planning - Stella Louis

8th June 2018 9:30am - 3:30pm £110 (* £85)

Includes lunch and refreshments

*Early Bird Discount if booked by Thursday 29th March 2018 

To book: Call 01483 566589

Email: bookings@guildfordnscc.surrey.sch.uk or book online via our website: www.guildfordnscc.surrey.sch.uk

Guildford Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Hazel Avenue, Guildford GU1 1NR

ECF Early Childhood Forum