Early Childhood Forum

The new website for ECF



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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

HMG Spending Round and the Early Years

The NCB Foundation Years Team  has reported on last week's Spending Round proposals for the early years:

Extra £66m for 2020-21 to increase hourly rates paid to childcare providers;

£3.6bn allocated for the following offer:

Free 15 hours per week per child aged 3 - 4, plus extra 15 hours for children of working parents;

Extra £700m for SEN provision.

Full details to be announced later. Click below for HMG's announcement

Download: Spending_Round_2019_print.pdf



Tuesday 22 October meeting  - includes election of committee members. Nomination forms have been sent out.

Speakers include: Wendy Ratcliff and Phil Minns - OFSTED update

                           Sid Mohandas - Men in the Early Years

                           Susie Owen - DfE update

                           Annie Davy - Flo's and the Community / Social Enterprise Model

Plus lively and informed discussion on many EY topics including the Coalition Review.

All meetings start at 10:30 and will be held at Montessori, 38 Marlborough Place, London NW8 0PE-

ECF Early Childhood Forum