Early Childhood Forum

The new website for ECF



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


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

2018 Early Childhood Forum Meeting Dates

The 2018 dates are confirmed as:

(Meetings are only open to paid-up members)

Wednesday 7 March 2018 at Balderton Street, W1 from 10:30

Friday 8 June 2018 - new venue, TBC

The next Steering Group committee meeting will be in April so if you have any issues or items you wish to be discussed please email them to earlychildhoodforum@yahoo.co.uk in good time for consideration.

EY Funding

The Department for Education has issued new details regarding revised funding for 3 and 4 year olds. Follow this link:


Scope of major children's services review set out

A major review of the role of local authorities in relation to children will look at councils' responsibilities for early years, special educational needs, and school improvement, it has been confirmed. Read the full article from Children & Young People Now here.

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