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

Notice of next General Meetings


Future meetings will be via Zoom - details to follow, and members will receive joining information via email. We are awaiting confirmation of speakers for the September meeting:

September Zoom Meeting: Welcoming Children Back in September - sharing practitioners' and teachers' experiences, with Elaine Bennett, Lisa Fern. and Melanie Pilcher. Date confirmed as Friday 25 September at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday 10 November Zoom Meeting at 11:00 for one hour - Babies' and Mothers' mental health: reporting on 1001 Days

The Steering Group usually meets in the month preceeding these main meetings, so if you have any issues you wish to be raised please let us know by emailing  them to earlychildhoodforum@yahoo.co.uk in good time for consideration.

ECF does Twitter and Facebook


ECF has renewed its social media links for the benefit of members and other EY professionals.  The new Twitter handle is:


ECF Early Childhood Forum