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22 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.

Certificate of Appreciation

28th January 2020

  One of the Hopes and Dreams families made a certificate to thank Nora and her team for adapting the menu to suit their individual requirements. It was certainly a lovely surprise!🥰🤗💖. We are happy to adapt to any family with...

Celebrating our staff achievements

7th January 2020

What better way to start the New Year than showing appreciation to our staff for their hard work and achievements. Congratulations to Maria K. for achieving Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning and Development.👩‍🎓👏 Thank you for the dedication and...

Christmas 2019

10th December 2019

This week has been very busy for Father Christmas as he came to visit all the children at Hopes and Dreams! 🎅🦌 During this week, all classrooms will be celebrating the festive season by inviting parents and carers to join in...

Celebrating our staff achievements

6th December 2019

At Hopes and Dreams, we value all our staff members achievements however big or small.👏👏 ⭐️ A special award from the Senior Nursery School Practioner in our Sunshine classroom for creative skills, initiative and planning went to one member of her...

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Children in Need 2019 – Pyjama Day

15th November 2019

Today, Hopes and Dreams had a fantastic day in the Nursery School wearing their pyjamas! All for a great cause of course to raise awareness for Children in Need. Our very own Cavendish Bear could not miss out joining in...

Celebrating 15 Years of Continued Service

8th November 2019

Hopes and Dreams celebrates, with huge appreciation, 15 years of continued service, making sure that the “Little things matter”. 🥳💝 Thank you for your commitment and dedication throughout these years supporting the Nursery School.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Looking forward to many more to come! 😉...

Diwali 2019

25th October 2019

Today at Hopes and Dreams we celebrated Diwali All the classrooms took part in some very colourful activities and dressed up for the occasion. 🎉 It was a fun-filled happy day!! 😊 Happy Diwali Everyone🤩

Paint Highbury Pink

18th October 2019

As part of the National Breast Cancer Awareness campaign and in support of “Paint Highbury Pink”, the children, parents and staff at Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School have shown their support towards breast cancer research by taking part in...

Song Saa special visitor

17th September 2019

This week Hopes and Dreams welcomed a very special visitor. Maisie, from the Song Saa Foundation, in Cambodia, came all the way to Hopes and Dreams. 😊😊 The children were very excited and curious, asking about the Song Saa community and...

Play Phonics Workshop

16th August 2019

Our pre-school children had a special visitor… Play Phonics team came to visit Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School. Play Phonics is a group of actor-teachers that brings learning to life through a fun-packed drama workshop, introducing the children to...

Contact Us

Hopes and Dreams
Montessori Nursery School

339/341 City Road
Islington
London
EC1V 1LJ

Call or Email us

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