20 Years

Accreditations

Hopes and Dreams have been accredited with prestigious awards over the years and we are constantly striving forward with our commitment to maintain the highest of standards and build on our health and wellbeing values for children, staff and families.

Ofsted Report
The purpose of this inspection is to assure government, parents, and the public of the quality of childcare and education. To view the report, click here.

Montessori Accreditation (MEAB) Report
Hopes and Dreams have received the Montessori Accreditation from the Montessori Education and Accreditation Board (MEAB) in December 2014 and Re-accredited in 2017. To view the report, click here.

NMT Nursery Awards 2008
Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School was shortlisted in 2008 as one of the best in the United Kingdom in the category Individual Nursery of the Year and Cornelia Harrison was individually shortlisted for the Nursery Manager of the Year award.

NMT Nursery Awards 2009
For the second year in a row, the Nursery School has been nominated in the Green Nursery Award and our Chef, Nora Amoo, has been shortlisted in the Nursery Chef/Cook of the Year category.

Giant Green Business Awards 2009
Hopes and Dreams have won the Giant Green Business Award in the Waste Minimisation (small business) category.

Archant London Environmental Awards 2009
The Nursery School was a finalist in the Best Small Environmental Business category.

Nursery World Awards 2010 – Winner
Cornelia Harrison has won the Nursery Manager of the Year Award and Hopes and Dreams have been highly commended in the Nursery Food Award.

Media

Hopes and Dreams was featured in a food report on ITN as an example of a nursery setting providing healthy balanced diet for the children. To view the video footage, click here.

Hopes and Dreams children have participated in the BBC programme ‘Horizon: Why are thin people not fat?’ In an experiment about the role of genetic predispositions and eating habits in children, the programme explores why they make certain choices about food and how much they eat.

Security

Security is of paramount importance to us to ensure the safety of the children, staff, parents and carers at all times.

CCTV
We have CCTV cameras in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We enjoy going for daily walks to the local parks and gardens and make sure that everyone stays safe. Harnesses give freedom of movement and bright reflective jackets ensure we are visible.

Finger print entry system
Entry is gained through an intercom and finger print system. Parents, carers, and nominated adults who are authorised to regularly collect a child have their finger print registered. They are then able to enter the building during the hours or sessions that their child is booked for. If anyone other than a parent is to collect a child from the Nursery School, we will require written consent and a photograph or password to be set up. This is to ensure that no unauthorised person has access to the building to collect a child.

 

Hopes and Dreams Christmas celebrations – 10 – 14 December

14th December

What an exciting week at Hopes and Dreams… Christmas parents events in every classroom. And then a very special visitor arrived… Father Christmas with our very own Cavendish Bear for a special visit. 🐻🎅 Ho! Ho! Ho!

Cavendish Bear and Children in Need – 16 November 2018

19th November

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School celebrated 21 years since its opening in September 1997. As it is a special anniversary, there will be many special events throughout the year. On Friday 16th November, Cavendish Bear, Hopes and Dreams Montessori...

National Smile Month – 14 May – 14 June 2018

3rd July

National Smile Month came to Islington, as Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School held a special event to back the UK’s biggest oral health campaign. Taken place from 14 May to 14 June, National Smile Month aims to promote and...

MEAB Re-Accreditation 2017

30th April

Hopes and Dreams Nursery School in Islington, London, has recently been re-accredited by the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board (MEAB). The re-accreditation was based on 2 separate visits to the Nursery School, which has been approved across the board from...

Clean Air Fairies – Evening Standard article – September 2017

13th September

A nursery has spent thousands of pounds on air filtration machines that suck up pollution to “keep children safe”. Hopes and Dreams, a Montessori nursery in City Road, Islington, has installed 12 filters to tackle nitrogen dioxide and carbon dioxide at a...

Clean Air Fairies – Islington Gazette article – September 2017

8th September

An Islington nursery has splashed out thousands of pounds on air filtration machines to suck up pollution and “lower children’s risk of catching flu”. Earlier this year, 77 of the borough’s schools, colleges and nurseries were found – in a...

MEAB Re-Accreditation 2014

30th March

Read about our MEAB re-accreditation in a testimonial from Montessori International magazine here.

Contact Us

Hopes and Dreams
Montessori Nursery School

339/341 City Road
Islington
London
EC1V 1LJ

020 7833 9388 (option 1)
city@hopesanddreams.co.uk

Nanny and Babysitting
Agency

339/341 City Road
Islington
London
EC1V 1LJ

020 7833 9388 (option 3)
babysitters@hopesanddreams.co.uk