About Us

Bradford under Fives Association (BUFA) has been working to support Bradford’s playgroups, pre-schools and toddler groups since its foundation as an independent organisation in 1992 (and for the previous 20 years as a branch of the Preschool Playgroups Alliance).

We were a commissioned service for Bradford’s Early Years Development Partnership from 2003. We were grant funded by City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council from 2016 with the purpose of sustaining toddler groups, and reducing health inequalities for parents and under-fives across Bradford South, East and West.

What we do

Our Toddler Group Development workers have vast experience and knowledge of helping volunteers and professionals to set up or run Toddler groups.

Some of the ways we can help you to run a successful group;

Governance, Funding, Budgeting, EYFS, Termly support visits, targeted visits where needed and a friendly listening ear to turn to when you are worried about anything.

If you need some ideas and new ways to help parents, carers and children get more out of their groups, we can help! We have a wealth of information packs full of play ideas and recipe leaflets alongside the knowledge of our experienced staff.

Each term we produce a friendly free newsletter to bring you up to date with what’s going on or what’s coming up. You can find the latest issue here……….