Find your local branch

We have volunteer-run local branches across the UK which organise meetings where you can hear a speaker, network with other local practitioners and, in the case of face-to-face meetings, often visit a local setting or school.  

Branch events are open to members and non-members of Early Education, with members getting free or discounted access.  

Click on a branch below to see their upcoming events and have the option to sign up for their mailing list.  Our events page shows a full listing of all upcoming branch events.

Welcome to the Bristol/ECHO branch of Early Education

ECHO, the Early Childhood Organisation, began in Bristol in 1982 when a group of passionate enthusiasts from a range of professional backgrounds came together to raise the profile of the importance of the earliest years and to broaden access to information, networking and professional development opportunities for everyone working or interested in the sector, including teachers, nursery nurses, academics, health professionals, social workers, childminders and parents/carers. Branches originally opened in Bristol, Worcestershire and Wales and over the past four decades, through a period of intense policy change, the Bristol Branch has continued to champion the sector, promoting multi-disciplinary professional partnerships and complementing the work of Early Education. ECHO is a small voluntary organisation, managed by a committee of dedicated volunteers.

Upcoming branch events

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Join a branch mailing list

If you’re a member of Early Education make sure you are subscribed to your local branch or branches.

If you’re not a member, you can join a branch mailing list by clicking on the relevant branch and from the branch page choose “Join branch” and follow the link and instructions on how to register.