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Registered Charity Number =  1180905     Ofsted Registration Number = EY317165      

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What we do

Buffy Playbus provides pre-school children with an opportunity to play, socialise and have fun in comfortable and safe surroundings under the guidance of qualified playleaders.  Mums, Dads, Grandparents and carers can relax and make  friends within their own communities or just "chill out" and enjoy seeing their children having fun.

Activities


On-board Buffy we have a vast array of toys and activities such as painting, playing with sand, dressing up clothes, a story corner, ball pond, role play area, Brio train set and lots of toys and games.

We always have a seasonal activity for children to take part in, such as planting seeds or making a craft item.

We have toilet facilities and a baby changing area.

Thanks to a recent donation from Tesco Bags of Help Scheme, we are able to offer a regular cooking activity.

We make a variety of delicious healthy recipes like Fresh Fruity Flapjacks, Savoury Wraps and Olive Bread Rolls. Just check on-board Buffy for our next Cooking activity week. 

No need to book just turn up. The sessions are most suitable for children over the age of 2 years. 

Each child goes home with the food that they have made plus a laminated recipe card.

This is a great activity for teaching children to share and take turns but also to try foods that they may not have eaten before.

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Buffy News


What a celebration we had not only to launch our new bus but also to celebrate the fact that our organisation has been in existence for 25 years and has welcomed over 100,000 people on-board during that time.

 

The launch went very well and over 450 people came on-board.

 

The brilliant staff team who work on the bus were delighted to show off the new interior which had been designed and installed by Qualiti Coversions from Southampton.

 

The bus looked so welcoming with all our new toys, the arts and crafts area, the extended ball pond and the amazing sensory den with touch, sound and light panels designed in Bury St Edmunds by Mike Ayres.

 

The bus was officially opened by 4 young members of our Buffy family who have supported and attended the bus over previous years. They cut the ribbon with the help of Cllr Richard Freeman.

 

Jan Menell our chairman came to the bus on Saturday and it was lovely that so many old friends and new supported the event.

 

We had a street collection on the day and raised £376.85

 

We thank everyone for coming to the event and for supporting us in so many different ways over the last 25 years.

 


 


 

Co-Op Community Fund


Buffy Playbus has been selected to receive funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund. 

It means that we could receive a contribution towards running Buffy, every time you shop and buy Co-op own brand goods.  But we need your help.

The more support we get, the more funding we could receive.  If you're a 

Co-op Member log in to your Membership account and choose Buffy.  If you're not a member, please join and support us!’

Every time you shop at the Co-op and choose Buffy Playbus we will receive a boost to our funds.

Thank you Co-op for this amazing initiative.


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Why you need to register

Every September we ask each parent and carer who attends Buffy to fill out  a new registration form, to make sure that we have up to date contact details. 

We ask for these details so that if we have a problem with the bus or the weather is not suitable to go out, we can contact you.  

This will usually be by phone, text, email or socail media.

The information that you give us is kept securely and protected by the Data Protection Privacy Policy 2018. 

We do however have a duty to share information if an issue arises regarding the safeguarding of your child.

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