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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

Nursery School Funding 2020-21


Following the DfE's announcement on MNS funding to 2021, Early Education says

'We are delighted to confirm that government has today announced the supplementary funding for maintained nursery schools will continue for the whole of 2020-21 financial year, alongside announcements of inflationary increases for all 2-year-old funded places and most 3- and 4-year-olds.'

Men in the Early Years

Presentation by Sid Mohandas of Middlesex University given to the ECF meeting on 22 October.

Download: ECF_Men_In_ECEC.pdf

New NCB Foundations Years Website


The NCB have revamped their Foundations Years website, which can be found at:


Information on Ofsted Education Inspection Framework, Hungry Little Minds, social mobility and much more is featured.

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