Early Childhood Forum

The new website for ECF



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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

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

Strengthening the Current and Future Workforce

The Jacobs Foundation and other organisations have produced a report concerning European Business Leaders' Actions to support Early Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC).

Please click the link below to access it:

Download: Euro-Forum-Thematic-Paper-FINAL_(1).pdf

ECF Early Childhood Forum