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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.

Song Saa Foundation- Fund Raising

25th November 2020

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School is one of the Song Saa Foundation supporters. Please help us with raising funds for the Cambodian children in need – https://www.givingway.com/campaign/96675f

Road Safety Week 2020

19th November 2020

From 16th till 22nd of November, Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School is participating in Road Safety Week-the event has great scope to reach many people across the UK and remind them of road safety, potentially preventing many accidents http://www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/

Halloween 2020

30th October 2020

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School always encourages the children to make their own creations. Young children have a natural desire to explore and experiment with different media. Look at our friendly and adorable decorations ready for Halloween… You cannot...

Wear It Pink 2020

23rd October 2020

On Friday 23rd of October at Hopes and Dreams Nursery School we all Wear It Pink! ️️ https://www.wearitpink.org/pay-in-fundraising

Millie’s Mark Accreditation

1st October 2020

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School, 339-341 City Road, London, EC1V 1LJ: would like to announce that it has received national recognition for going above and beyond the minimum requirements in paediatric first aid. With its robust processes and documentation,...

Hopes and Dreams 23rd Anniversary

22nd September 2020

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School had a fun day celebrating its 23rd Anniversary. The children enjoyed creating birthday posters and decorations.   Susan Bingham, the Founder of Hopes and Dreams, said: “I am very proud of the 23 years...

Snowdrops Graduation Party 2020

21st August 2020

Congratulations to all our 2020 graduates in the Snowdrops Classroom You all have been amazing to watch grow into confident, skilful, and caring children. We are all so excited for your future journey onwards to “big School” Remember to always...

Rainbow Graduation Party 2020

12th August 2020

Congratulations to all our 2020 graduates in the Rainbow Classroom You all have been amazing to watch grow into confident, skilful, and caring children. We are all so excited for your future journey onwards to “big School” Remember to always...

“Wary parents mean nurseries could shut”

9th June 2020

“ISLINGTON nurseries are facing closure, headteachers have warned, as parents remain wary of sending their children back.” To read the full article, please visit: Islington Tribune article

Wider Opening – Phase 1

1st June 2020

Hopes and Dreams are delighted to be welcoming back the first phase of the children’s bubble groups with the wider opening of the Nursery School. This week has been filled with such joy with the smooth return of the children....

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