Welcome to First Friends Nursery School Basingstoke

First Friends Nursery School Basingstoke


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Faye, Manager

tel: 07908 181313
email: faye.griffiths@firstfriendsltd.co.uk

My name is Faye and I am the manager at First Friends in Basingstoke. I qualified with a NNEB in 1994. I have worked in childcare for over 20 years working across the board in different settings. I have a real passion for childcare and feel there is nothing better than introducing children to new experiences through their play and by planning fun activities. I love to hear children laughing and having fun, there is never a dull moment when working in childcare.

Spending time with my family is very important to me, I have two daughters and we enjoy taking our dog for long walks, we also enjoy going to visit their grandparents in Spain.

The preschool is open from 8:30am to 3pm during term time and so ideally suits parents with older children in main-stream school. Our suburban location means we are easily accessible within Chineham with ample parking for drop-off and pick-up. As well as lots of space inside for our children to explore and develop, we enjoy a safe and secure enclosed outside play area. We are always busy so we do recommend that you contact us early to ensure that a waiting list doesn’t prevent you getting the start date you want.

Meet My Team


Michelle, Deputy Manager

I started First Friends in 2020. I enjoy supporting our staff team to be the best we can, providing children with excellent care and education. I live at home with my partner and two daughters and three dogs. I also have an allotment with chickens where I enjoy growing fruit and vegetables.

Lucy, Level 3 Qualified

I started First Friends in 2019. I enjoy working with our pre-school children, giving them the support and skills, they need to start school. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children and baking.


Emily, Apprentice

I started First Friends in 2020. I am currently working towards my level 3 in childcare. I really enjoy my job and love the forest school sessions. In my spare time I enjoy walking, ready and going on days out.


Sally, Level 3 qualified and Special Needs Coordinator

I started First Friends in 2018, I am very passionate about supporting children with additional needs. I live at home with my partner and four children, they range from 8 years old to 28! I love spending time with my family and watching my children in their chosen sports.


Tara, Working towards my level 6

I am the newest team member as I only started working at First Friends in April 2022. I have been working in children’s education for five years now and currently studying my level 6 in children’s learning and development at Reading university. In my spare time I like taking my two crazy dogs to the beach and love being creative at home.

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