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.
Tuesday 10 November Zoom Meeting at 14:00 for one hour - Babies' and Mothers' mental health: reporting on 1001 Days
(please note the time change)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Supporting Children's Social & Emotional Well-being During and After Lockdown
Dr Helen Dodd of the University of Reading in conjuntion with the University of Sussex / Playfirst has asked that members of ECF read and support the attached document. This can be done in the following ways:
Talk about it and share the link to the recommendations on social media tagging @playfirstuk and using the hashtag #playfirst. This is probably the best link:http://www.sussex.ac.uk/broadcast/read/51954
1.Email email@example.com to formally endorse the recommendations. The list of endorsers will be made public over the next day or two. They can add a few lines about why they think it is important if they want to
2.Write to ministers asking for the recomendations to be followed, Gavin Williamson, Minister for Education has been sent a copy.
3.Talk to journalists to increase media activity around the recommendations.
Scottish Curriculum Guidance
The Early Years guidance for Scotland is available
to read by clicking on the link below: