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Buffy Playbus is a Registered Charity, we rely on donations, grants and our own fund raising efforts to provide the mobile playgroup to 15 communities throughout Uttlesford. If you feel that you can help to support us in any way, either by volunteering on the bus, helping at one of our fund raising events or by becoming a a committee member or trustee, please contact us today.

We have received a donation from Uttlesford Jubilee Fund which has enabled us to buy lots of new toys and equipment for our Playbus, we are very grateful to this fund for their support.

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 and carers can relax and make new friends within their own communities or just "chill out".

ON-BOARD FACILITIES:
  • Disabled access
  • Ball Pond
  • Painting and Sandpit
  • Story corner
  • Dressing up clothes for role play activities
  • Toilet/Changing facilities
  • Computer
  • Party Hire
  • Corporate hire

 

WHY DO YOU NEED TO REGISTER ON BUFFY?

We start our registrations in September so please make sure we have up to date details for you. We ask for these details so that if we have a problem with the bus or the weather is not suitable for the bus to go out we can contact you, this will usually be by phone or email. We also share our registration details with our partner local children's centres.

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We are delighted that we have received support from Ridgeon Group

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Children from Rickling Primary School visited us

 
BUFFY NEWS
Two generous donations from Essex County Council Community Initiatives Fund and Stansted Airport Passengers Fund have enabled to buy new carpets for our Playbus, we are really grateful to all our supporters for their help with this project.
 
We also have lots of new toys and equipment, so come on-board soon.

 

COOKING ACTIVITY 

Thanks to a recent donation from Essex Community Foundation through their links with the Crix Charitable fund, Thomas and Evelyn Gepp Charitable Fund and the Essex Millennium Fund, we are able to offer a regular cooking activity on-board Buffy.

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

 

 


 

 

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Little Hands kneading bread on-board Buffy

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Fantastic news!... We have been successful in our bid for funding from Reaching Communities Big Lottery Fund and have been awarded £164,774 over the next five years. This will enable us to sustain and develop our play sessions, we will be able to offer more cooking activities, visit more communities and build on our links to organizations who help families with disabilities. 

 

DONATIONS
Our Playbus has recently received donations from Saffron Walden Inner Wheel Club, Charles S French, Takeley Parish Council, Elsenham Parish Council, Wendens Ambo Parish Council, Great Chesterford Parish Council, Dunmow Rotary Club, Gt and Litt Hallingbury Flower Show, Littlebury Charity, Great Dunmow Town Council, Newport Parish Council, Saffron Building Society and The Souter Charitable Trust, Garfield Weston, Hatfield Heath Parish Council, Saffron Walden Round Table, The Bell Nursery (Saffron Walden) Saffron Walden Rotary Club and Cllr Mark Lemon. We are very grateful to everyone who supports us.

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Buffy Bus at Hatfield Forest!

WELCOME TO OUR PLAYBUS!
PLEASE NOTE OUR AUTUMN TERM WILL START ON WEDNESDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER
 
 

Our Timetable

If you would like to make a donation to Buffy Playbus, please click on the link below...

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Buffy loved taking part in Saffron Walden Carnival Procession - July 2011

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"Having fun on Buffy"

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We all enjoyed ourselves at the creche

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We had fun dressing up!

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Buffy parked up at one of its fifteen stops around Uttlesford

We are very grateful to the Big Lottery Fund
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Thank you for all your support!

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"Playing with the Brio train set"

Spurgeons Children's Centre's are based in
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Stansted, Dunmow and Saffron Walden. For more details follow this link.

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Registered Charity Number 1051491