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
National Early Years Projects Lead

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 Bradford Birth to 19.

Becca Oberg
Head of Partnerships

Rebecca has worked in Early Years  for over 30 years. She has held leadership roles in both the charitable and private sectors, in the UK and internationally. Her passions for early childhood alongside the value of play and informal learning for all ages has led to her sitting on a number of voluntary advisory boards.

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.  

Nadiah El-Naqib
Bradford Birth to 19, Marketing and Communications Officer

Nadiah graduated in 2021 with a first-class honours degree in Business Management and Arabic. She now works as a Marketing and Communications Officer at Bradford Birth to 19 joined in February 2022.


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.
50 Things to Do Before You’re Five helps parents develop their home learning environment so that far more children thrive by the age of five.
By buildings skills and confidence of parents, this will support improvements for children of all ages - take a look at what different councils have discovered through their use of 50 Things To Do.
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Anna Mykhalchyshyna 
Bradford Birth to 19, Administrator

After 10 years of work as a Marketing and Sales Director in the automotive company in Ukraine Anna moved to work in education. The position of Secondary school Manager was challenging and exciting. Generator of ideas, Anna was the initiator of various projects for children in financial and media literacy, ecology and public speaking. Anna is proud to have joined the 50 Things to Do Team in June 2022 as an Administrator.  

Anna believes, there is nothing as powerful as education in changing the world, and it’s definitely worth investing our resources into.