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22 Years

Aims and Philosophies

Our Mission Statement

“To create a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment
where the little things matter…
Where all members of our Nursery School Community can grow in confidence and develop to their full potential.”

Exploring independently is an important part of learning

  • Our aim is to provide outstanding early years education for children through creative hands-on play and learning experiences in a stimulating, safe and relaxed environment.
  • Children are assigned a key person who encourages independence by facilitating their natural exploration and supporting their development.
  • We want children to feel excited about learning and aim to give them a positive first experience of life at Nursery School through inspirational opportunities.
  • We provide a diverse curriculum based on the Montessori Method and grounded in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”
Dr Maria Montessori

  • Our Nursery School welcomes children with SEND (Special Education Needs and Disability) and we believe that every child has the right to experience and develop alongside their peers regardless of their individual needs. We treat every child as an individual and are committed to working with parents along with other professionals to accomplish this, using inclusive practices. Click on the links to read our Safeguarding Policy and Special Education Needs and Disability Policy. 
  • We encourage children to learn about different cultures in great detail by celebrating global weeks and festivals, tasting new foods, and sharing different traditions from around the world.
  • Positive relationships between parents and staff are encouraged at all times to ensure we maintain a positive co-operative environment for the best interests of the children.
  • Hopes and Dreams promote a healthy lifestyle by organising outdoor activities in our garden and within the local community, and by providing freshly prepared food that caters for individual dietary needs.

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...

HEYL Award

26th July 2019

Hopes and Dreams are thrilled to announce our recognition as an Islington Healthy Early Years Setting presented by The Mayor of London’s Bronze Award. ⭐️🎉🎊😁 “The Healthy Early Years London award (HEYL) aims to support and encourage Early Years settings and...

Graduation Parties 2019

19th July 2019

The Graduation Days arrived at Hopes and Dreams and we have spent two wonderful days celebrating the achievements of the children in the classrooms of Snowdrops and Rainbow. Celebrating their achievements and successes during their time at Hopes and Dreams...

Wild Fangs visit

5th July 2019

Hopes and Dreams Nursery School had some very special visitors this week… a Snake, lizard, stick-insect, gecko, helmet crab, salamander… to name only a few of the animals that the children got the opportunity to learn about and handle… whoever...

Oral Hygiene Workshop

10th May 2019

Oral hygiene is very important for all children to be educated about. At Hopes and Dreams, we ensure that the children are aware of its importance. So we are very lucky to have the Happy Kids Dental Workshop team visit...

Healthy Body Happy Me!!

12th April 2019

🦷😁Healthy Body Happy Me!!😁🦷 Hopes and Dreams took part in this health and happiness campaign, and all children learnt about oral hygiene. It was a very interactive, informative and fun filled week!!🥰

Khmer Cambodian New Year

11th April 2019

Hopes and Dreams Celebrated the Khmer Cambodian New Year on Friday 5th April, alongside the Song Saa Island in Cambodia.😃The Children on the Song Saa Island had fun taking part in the same activities Hopes and Dreams children enjoyed on the...

Open Evening

26th March 2019

⭐️Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery school, hosted an open evening on Tuesday 26th March.⭐️ We welcomed many prospective parents and their children, who were treated to a guided tour around the Nursery School. The Senior staff and Management team were...

World Book Day

7th March 2019

📚World Book Day 📚 Across Hopes and Dreams, the children and the staff embraced today’s celebration and dressed up as their favourite book character.🤩🥰 It was a fun filled day!!🥳

Contact Us

Hopes and Dreams
Montessori Nursery School

339/341 City Road
Islington
London
EC1V 1LJ

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

Nanny and Babysitting
Agency

339/341 City Road
Islington
London
EC1V 1LJ

020 7833 9388 (option 3)
babysitters@hopesanddreams.co.uk