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.


  • Both our daughters went to Barley Close Wrap Around Care, a few years ago now.... the still speak fondly of Mrs Nichols and what fun they had with her and the team. We have got to know both Rich and Emma well over the years and would recommend their thoroughly professional service to any parent.... it really is second to none and we wish them all the best for their new venture.

    Bas and Shehla, Previously Of Bristol

  • I would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to you both and all the staff who have cared for Leah during her time with you. She has loved coming to First Friends and talks about it all the time. The work you do is amazing and I cannot fault the quality of care she has been given. I am truly sad to say goodbye to you and I know Leah will miss all greatly.

    I wish you both all the luck in the world and I know you will ...read more

    Jemma Smith, Bristol

  • 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

  • Thank you Emma and Rich for the fantastic support you have given my family over the years. Both children have thrived whilst in your care! Daniel\'s confidence soared in Holiday Tots and he always looked forward to coming in to see you and his friends!

    Verity, Emersons Green

  • 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