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23 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.

Healthy Early Years Award (HEYL) 2019
Funded by the Mayor of London, the Healthy Early Years London (HEYL) is an awards scheme which supports and recognises achievements in child health, wellbeing and development in early year’s settings. Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School has achieved the Bronze Award.

Millie’s Mark Accreditation 2019
Millie’s Mark Accreditation is a special endorsement for childcare providers that go above and beyond minimum requirements by having 100% of staff trained in paediatric first aid, and also ensuring that everything learned during the course is kept in the forefront of practitioners’ minds so that they are confident, ready and capable.

Media

Hopes and Dreams was featured in a food report on ITN as an example of a nursery setting providing a 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.

Fingerprint entry system
Entry is gained through an intercom and fingerprint system. Parents, carers, and nominated adults who are authorised to regularly collect a child have their fingerprint 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.

Insurances
We have comprehensive insurance that covers for Public Liability, Employers’ Liability, and Group/Personal Accident for children, staff, Nursery School equipment and all the premises.

World Book Day 2021

4th March 2021

World Book Day 2021 falls on March 4th – celebrating everything to do with literature and reading. The annual event, led by charity Unesco, is largely targeted towards children and aimed at encouraging their love of reading. Today at Hopes...

St David’s Day 2021

1st March 2021

Today at Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School we are celebrating St David’s Day! To mark the day, Welsh people around the world wear one or both of Wales’s national emblems- a daffodil and a leek Special concerts and parades...

Pancake Day 2021

16th February 2021

Happy Pancake Day at Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School! Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was traditionally...

Pancake Day

Valentine’s Day 2021

15th February 2021

Last week at Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School children were very busy preparing small gifts and cards for their loved ones. We hope that you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Chinese New Year 2021

12th February 2021

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School wishing you Happy New Year of the Ox! 新年快乐 / 新年快樂! . Each year of the Calendar represents one of the 12 zodiac animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster,...

Hopes and Dreams collection for Song Saa Foundation

26th January 2021

Thank you very much for your donations to Song Saa Foundation. Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School truly appreciate your participation. We couldn’t do it without you! We are shipping it this week and we will keep you posted once...

Winnie the Pooh Day

18th January 2021

Winnie the Pooh Day is celebrated on the birthday of author A. A. Milne on Monday 18th of January. It is one special anniversary fans just can’t bear to miss! The Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School is celebrating it...

Christmas Celebrations 2020

23rd December 2020

Every Classroom at Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School celebrated Christmas with all our parents on our zoom event. We danced, sang lots of Christmas songs and made decorations and Christmas gifts. Thank you to all the parents and carers...

Merry Christmas

The Dukes Education Annual Award 2020

14th December 2020

Everyone at Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School is very proud to announce that Marta Garcia our Admissions and HR Manager has won the prestigious Dukes Award for “Staff Member of the Year” within the nursery category. Susan Bingham, our...

Contact Us

Hopes and Dreams
Montessori Nursery School

339/341 City Road
Islington
London
EC1V 1LJ

 

Co Reg. No.: 03151637

Call or Email us

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