The Footprints Family Centre has been working on the Buttershaw estate in south-west Bradford since 1991 to help support local people in building community, accessing high quality childcare, finding employment, reducing loneliness and through building local partnerships.

Buttershaw is recognised within England and Wales to be one of the 5% most deprived communities when looking at income, employment, education, health & disability, crime, barriers to housing, living environment and income affecting children & older people.

At the Footprints Family Centre we believe that through working together with our community and other local charitable organisations to host  activities and services we can make a difference!

  • Working with the Trussell Trust Wyke Foodbank to get food parcels directly to those who need them most
  • Hosting CHAS@St.Vincents Welfare Advice services, where local people can easily access advice on Universal Credits, Housing, etc.
  • Creating a friendly and welcoming environment for local people who feel lonely and isolated
  • High quality Childcare that is consistently rated as ‘GOOD’ by OFSTED
  • Creating employment and volunteer opportunities, we are one of the biggest employers of local people with over 80% of our staff and volunteers living in BD6

Family Centre (The Crescent, BD6 3PZ)

Our main building is on the site of the Buttershaw Baptist Church on The Crescent.  This is home to our Footprints Nursery for 0-5 year-olds, and includes access to children’s free Early Years education, which is open every weekday between 7.45am and 5.45pm.

We also run our volunteer-led Community Activities from this site, please see our Community Groups Flyer for details on activities and when they are happening.

Bedale Centre (Bedale Drive, BD6 3ST)

We operate the Bedale Community Centre on behalf of In-Communities and Bradford Council. The Bedale Centre is the base for our Footprints Out of School Care team, who collect children from 8 local primary schools and are open until 6pm every week night during term-time, we also have a Holiday Club that you can enquire about here.

The Bedale Centre is home to a number of community-led groups who we are happy to support in running, here is a full program of events, but we are always open to new groups opening and new ways to support the local Bedale Community.  So please contact us here if you are interested in starting a new group, or have an idea that you would like some help with.

Cooperville Centre (Bellerby Brow, BD6 3JY)

Our newest building is the Cooperville Centre, which has 2 completely refurbished Childcare rooms for 2-4 year-olds.

We also have a community space in the downstairs that is available for hire, please enquire here, and hosts 2 weekly free to attend Stay & Play sessions for pre-school children.