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