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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 and Child Protection 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.

“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