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Governors and Policies


Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nurseries are a member of Little Dukes, the early years arm of the Dukes Education family.

Dukes is a family of schools, teachers, learners, and parents connected by our pursuit of an extraordinary life for every member of our community.

Our philosophy is to support each individual to live with purpose, to encourage a love of learning, and to act as a team. All of this is underpinned by a quality standard that runs through everything we do.

We believe that education is a journey to be enjoyed and shared at every stage of life, unlocking extraordinary possibilities for every student.

Aatif Hassan

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Chairman of Dukes Education and Governor of Hopes and Dreams

  Aatif is the Founder and Chairman of Dukes Education, a leading provider of mainstream independent education with nurseries, schools and colleges. In addition, Dukes has a university admissions consultancy and is an operator of summer schools. Growing up with...

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Libby Nicholas

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Managing Director of Dukes Education and Nominated Safeguarding Governor of Hopes and Dreams

  Having graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in English & Philosophy, Libby realised her true vocation when working with the Prince’s Trust leading a group of young people ‘not in education or employment’. Wanting to teach...

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Partnership with Parents