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

Making Racial Identity more visible in EY

The speaker at our AGM was Shaddai Tembo, early education lecturer at Perth College and the OU and he spoke on:

Making Racial Identity Visible in Early Childhood Education.

More details at: https://www.criticalearlyyears.org/

Please see attached PDF of his presentation

Download: 1021_ECF_ST_Slides.pdf

Early Childhood Resource Bank


Very useful information at:


Now we are Six


On the subject of extending early childhood to 6 years old, The Edinburgh Steiner school have produced a film focussing on the subject to highlight the work being done in Scotland to extend the school starting age.

NOW WE ARE SIX https://nowwearesix.org/

Early Years Commission

Their report can be found at:


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