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

Raising Boys' Involvement and Achievement Workshop

Raising Boys' Involvement and Achievement workshops by KEYU’s Kathryn Solly, Elaine Bennett, and Leah Morris on Friday 15 February 2019 at the Village Hotel, Cheadle Road, Cheadle Hulme SK8 1HW.

£100 includes lunch and refreshments

More information from Katie Bennett 0161 480 6713 (Joint Stockport Nursery Schools).

Download: Stockport_Flyer_2019.pdf

Labour Party Manifesto


The Labour Party's education manifesto just published has many references to Early Education. To find out more please click the link below.

Download: Labour_Party_Education_Manifesto_2018.pdf

Phonics Screening Test

Professor Margaret Clark OBE has written a paper on the intended and unintended effects of the Phonics Screening Test in the EY classroom (England) in the Education Journal 349.

Professor Clark has had two further articles published in the Education Journal (nos. 351 and 352) where HMG's evidence supporting its phonics screening is found severely wanting...

Download: EJ349_Phonics_Screening.pdf

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