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Registered Charity Number = 1051491      Ofsted Registration Number = EY317165      

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.


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.

We have toilet facilities and a baby changing area.

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.

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

During 2018 we will be undertaking a  comprehensive evaluation of our playbus service so that we can make a well informed and detailed funding  application to The Big Lottery.
It will be important that we involve as many of our service users as possible so that we can shape our future service to your needs.
We are also hoping to apply for funding towards a replacement double decker bus and will be looking for local business sponsors and supporters to make this dream become reality. Therefore if you know of any local businesses that would love to support us please get in touch.
Ring me on 01799 522130 or email me on
 Thank you we appreciate everyone's support. 

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

Each September we ask everyone 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 for the bus to go out we can contact you.  This will usually be by phone, text or email.

If you give us permission we may share this information with Essex County Council local children's centres.

The information that you give us is kept securely and protected by the 1998 Data Protection Act. 

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

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