Welcome To First Friends Mangotsfield

This site has been set up for both prospective and current parents of First Friends and we hope you find it of use, however that does not mean we would not love to speak to you in person to answer any questions you may have.


  • I have known Emma for a couple of years, my son attended Barley Close Nursery and also he attended Holiday Tots in the school holidays. It is evident when you pick up a happy smiley little boy at the end of the day that he has enjoyed himself and has been well looked after, which is what every parent wants! Good luck with your plans I know you will both make it a great success!

    Nicci McCambridge , Emersons Green

  • Both my children, Olivia and Jack attended Wrap Around Care and Holiday Tots and not once did I every worry if they were having a good time, I knew they were. It was like home from home, they had such a fantastic time with Mrs Nichols and Rich full of what they had done, made, baked, learned etc. I really can not recommend you enough, not only are you professional your care really is second to none. I wish you every success.

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    Caron Finn, Emersons Green

  • We are very sorry to say goodbye to First Friends due to re-location.
    Emma, Rich and the team have looked after both our boys superbly. A and B have completely different characters, abilities and interests and yet the staff at FF were always able to stimulate and find appropriate interests for them. Especially the \"300 piece tricky puzzle\" which was completed over a number of days (or was it weeks?). They are both singing the \"Caterpi...read more

    Sarah L, Wiltshire

  • Sophie was at Barley Close and also went to Holiday Tots. She absolutely loves Mrs Nichols and misses her such a lot despite being settled at school. The quality of care and the provision that both Emma and Rich offer is fantastic. My child was happy, well rounded and confident due to the great start that they gave her.

    Nicky Akbar, Emersons Green

  • Emma - you have provided the highest quality care and education for my daughter for the last four years. Rhiannon has just moved on from Holiday Tots, but still has a picture of \"Mrs Nichols\" on the wall of her room. You, Rich and the team have been a wonderful part of her early years experience, and we will never forget you. Wishing you every success in your new venture.

    Lindsey Green, Downend