Parents & Carers

Our Team

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Christian Bunting
Bradford Birth to 19, Director

Christian’s passion for education spans a number of years in senior roles, formerly in schools and presently as a Partnership Board member for the Bradford Opportunity Area. He has led the development of Bradford Birth to 19 from inception, building a collaborative alliance of 150 schools, together with the Public Health, community, university research and local government sectors.

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Andrea Layzell
50 Things Project Lead and Workforce Development Leader

Andrea has worked in Early Years for over 30 years. This includes 20 years working for local authorities, as a consultant supporting practitioners, and most recently with the Bradford Birth to 19.

Rachael Dennis
50 Things Project Officer

Rachael has been volunteering with families in local communities and beyond for over a decade. Previously a 50 Things Enthusiast Rachael is bringing that same enthusiasm and more to her role of Project Officer.  

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Aisha Thakker
Bradford Birth to 19, Marketing and Communications Officer

Aisha graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics in 2019. She worked within the adult social care sector before joining Bradford Birth to 19 Children’s Centre in autumn of 2020.

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Hana Kesedzic
Bradford Birth to 19, Marketing and Communications Officer

Hana graduated from Ravensbourne University with a first-class BA in Digital Film Production in 2019. She worked in various marketing and film roles before joining the 50 Things team in Spring 2021.


Our project supports those entering into the primary phase and takes the ‘bucket list’ approach to improving outcomes in reading, writing, maths and the wider curriculum.
Meet the team members that will guide you on your 50 Things journey.
The 50 Things To Do project sprung from the minds of people at the St Edmund's Nursery School in Bradford.