Early Childhood Forum

ECF - at the heart of Early Years from birth to 7 years
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Membership

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

Welcome

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

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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 earlychildhoodforum@yahoo.co.uk in good time for consideration.

What do you want to do ?
New mail
What do you want to do ?
New mail

ECF does Twitter and Facebook

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

@ECFBirthto7

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 playfirst@sussex.ac.uk 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.

Download: Play_First__Supporting_Children’s_Social_and_Emotional_Wellbeing_During_and_After_Lockdown.pdf

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