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

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

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

foundationyears.org.uk

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

Getting it right in the EYFS; a review of evidence

Please click below to read the full report by the new Early Years Coalition, co -authored by Chris Pascal, Tony Bertram and Liz Rouse of the Centre for Reasearch in Early Childhood

Download: Getting_it_right_in_the_EYFS_Literature_Review.pdf

HMG Spending Round and the Early Years

The NCB Foundation Years Team  has reported on last week's Spending Round proposals for the early years:

Extra £66m for 2020-21 to increase hourly rates paid to childcare providers;

£3.6bn allocated for the following offer:

Free 15 hours per week per child aged 3 - 4, plus extra 15 hours for children of working parents;

Extra £700m for SEN provision.

Full details to be announced later. Click below for HMG's announcement

Download: Spending_Round_2019_print.pdf

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