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.

About Us

First Friends has been set up with the sole purpose to provide first class quality childcare in the Kingswood, Mangotsfield and Emersons Green area.


We are very pleased to say that we have been awarded an OUTSTANDING grade by Ofsted

Times & Prices

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Kind Words

  • I cannot recommend first friends highly enough. My son spent 18 very happy months there & developed so much during that time. Emma and Rich are great influences and incredible role models for small children. The atmosphere is relaxed, staff so caring and the outside space first friends has is perfect for small boys!

    Rebecca Rose, Emersons Green

  • I have known Emma and Rich for a number of years now, both my children went to Barley Close and Holiday Tots. I have always been impressed with the care provided, they always had a strong team and the kids have always enjoyed themselves. Both boys will always have fond memories of their time there and Emma & Rich are genuine and caring people.

    Sandra Brown, Emersons Green

  • My son Jakob who is now 9yrs old, went to wrap around care at barley close school. He loved Emma and we were very happy with how professional but friendly Emma has always been. We are still friends with Emma and family and will hopefully enrol our daughter Imogen in the new year. It will be worth the drive from Winterbourne to see and know a trusted friendly face :)

    Vicky Tozer, Winterbourne

  • 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

  • Gracie has just started at First Friends and absolutley loves it. She runs in and doesn\\\'t look back. The most friendliest, caring and professional pre-school i could have ever wished for. Thankyou F.F team.

    Lorraine Crozier, Emersons Green