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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.

“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....

Welcome Back to Hopes and Dreams family

29th May 2020

Please visit Parent Area to watch the videos we created to welcome back all the children and parents.

Hopes and Dreams Risk Assessment and Guidelines on Wider Opening

27th May 2020

Please visit Parent Area to read Hopes and Dreams Risk Assessment and Guidelines on Wider Opening

Islington nurseries ‘devastated’ as government flip-flops on funding commitments

4th May 2020

‘The government’s approach to nurseries has frankly been bewildering. Everybody in the industry is feeling the same.’ To read the full article please visit: Islington Tribune article NDNA Twitter  

Thank you

25th April 2020

Thank you to all our key workers for keeping the UK safe!! You are truly our heroes!! Thank you to our dedicated Hopes and Dreams Nursery staff for supporting all of our children and families.

Easter Egg Hunt

10th April 2020

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School had the very first live zoom session with all the families. Cavendish Bear, with the help of the children who joined the session, had an online Easter Egg Hunt! It was great fun! we...

Home resources update – 30/03/2020

30th March 2020

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School has been posting, since last week, a variety of resources on our website. The resources available on this platform have been designed with love and warm wishes from our dedicated Practitioners. We intend to continue...

Coronavirus update – 20/03/2020 (4.45 pm)

20th March 2020

Coronavirus – Hopes and Dreams Parent Letter

Coronavirus update – 20/03/2020 (11.15 am)

20th March 2020

Coronavirus update Information for parents and carers: Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers   Further information available as soon as possible.

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