Early Childhood Forum

ECF - at the heart of Early Years from birth to 7 years
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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

Next Meeting Dates

The following 2024 meeting dates have been published;

Friday, 15 March at 09:00 via Zoom. Dr Sue Gifford of Roehampton will be talking about the Early Childhood

Maths Group.

Further dates:

9 May and 10 July with speakers and timings to be confirmed.

Vodcast: Upcoming changes to the EYFS


Watch the latest vodcast on the upcoming changes to the EYFS now!

Visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ35NlMzoDw

This vodcast outlines the changes to the EYFS coming into force in January 2024, subject to parliamentary procedure, and answers some of the sector’s frequently asked questions. Topics discussed include changes to the Level 2 Maths requirement, changes to childminder training requirements, supporting children with SEND, supporting children with EAL, and supporting the workforce.

You can also read the updated EYFS frameworks in full ahead of the changes coming into force.



Childcare and Education Expo


Organisers' announcement: 'Well, we have a massive announcement to make! At Childcare & Education Expo London - we’re shaking things up for 2024.Ofsted will be attending, but that's not all. We have some exclusive new features and opportunities unlike any other event! We are excited to offer you a chance to connect with Ofsted like never before. But, we don't want to spoil all the surprises just yet. You’ll have to keep reading to find out more…"

More info at: info@childcareeducationexpo.co.uk

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