Early Childhood Forum

ECF - at the heart of Early Years from birth to 7 years
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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


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

Next General Meeting


Friday 27 May at 10:00   - Update on Membership criteria and subs.

via Zoom

New ECF Treasurer sought


We are looking for a new treasurer to take over from Anne Nelson in the Summer of 2022. The role does not demand a great deal of time. It involves 

a) sending out invoices to members for subscriptions once a year in June and chasing up payments

b) paying bills - these have been minimal since we moved to Zoom

c) presenting accounts/up to date financial information at Steering Group meetings and the AGM

The Treasurer is a member of the Steering Group and attends meetings of the group. 

Anne has committed to work with the new treasurer in the Summer to ensure a smooth transition. If you wish to have a conversation about the role please contact Anne on anne.nelson@chunkychips.com


What About the Children ? Conference


What About The Children? conference 'Critical Connections' which will be taking place online on 10th March 2022. The speakers  are Paul Ramchandani and Mary-anne Hodd will be taking you on a journey of what makes can make a difference to our earliest human relationships.
More information about the conference and speakers is available on the website https://www.whataboutthechildren.org.uk and booking is through Eventbrite  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-about-the-children-national-conference-2022-tickets-254402333227

Latest EC degree guide


ECSDN's latest guide is available at:

https://www.ecsdn.org/guide-to-early-childhood-degrees/ -:

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