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

Language Unlocks Reading


Fiona Evans of the National Literacy Trust's presentation at the June general meeting can be viewed by clicking below:

Download: Language_unlocks_reading.pdf

More than a Score - Times Table


More than a Score, in addition to their campaign against Baseline are also commencing one against Times Tables testing. Click below for more details

Download: More_than_a_Score_Time_Table.pdf

Steiner Waldorf Conference


Steiner Waldorf is holding a conference on Saturday 5 October at the Michael Hall School, East Sussex with the topic:

Working Together for Children in the 21st Century. Steiner Waldorf are hoping that this will offer an opportunity for early childhood colleagues from different disciplines and approaches to come together to explore ideas such as play, school starting age, current research and digital technology.   Our hope is that by working together we can develop innovative practice that truly meets the needs of young children now and in the future.

Tickets bookable through Eventbrite:

 The early bird bookings close on 9 September and the Eventbrite link is as follows:



Click below for more details:

Download: Steiner_IOct_Conf.pdf

ECF Early Childhood Forum