20 Years

Clean Air Fairies

We are the first Nursery School in the world to Share Clean Air!

We have teamed up with the Clean Air Fairies from Radic8 to limit your children’s exposure to the toxins and pollutants that are ubiquitous in London.

Air pollution levels are a serious concern for anybody living and working in London, especially for babies, toddlers, and children whose respiratory and immune systems are still developing.

Despite being informed of the air pollution in the area, there were no immediate plans to make positive changes. The Ultra-Low Emission Zone in London was planned for two years after we’ve implemented the Clean Air Fairies filtration system, which was just not soon enough. That’s why we decided to take control of the air quality within our classrooms and buildings.

We are the first Nursery School in the UK to use this air filtration technology, but it is already used extensively in other countries. It is 99.5% efficient at removing NO2 from the air and it sterilises the air which means that it helps to stop the spread of bacteria and viruses to keep children healthy throughout the year (even in cold and flu season). It also makes a large impact on the health and wellbeing of children with asthma, and can even help to prevent the condition from developing in younger children.

The Clean Air Fairies will teach children about the importance of clean air and how they can help look after the environment at school, at home, and even when they leave Hopes and Dreams Nursery School.

If you have any questions about this technology and its impact on your children, please get in touch. We can put you in touch with Radic8 team, who will be able to provide a variety of material for children and parents and are always happy to answer further questions.

Hopes and Dreams Christmas celebrations – 10 – 14 December

14th December

What an exciting week at Hopes and Dreams… Christmas parents events in every classroom. And then a very special visitor arrived… Father Christmas with our very own Cavendish Bear for a special visit. 🐻🎅 Ho! Ho! Ho!

Cavendish Bear and Children in Need – 16 November 2018

19th November

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School celebrated 21 years since its opening in September 1997. As it is a special anniversary, there will be many special events throughout the year. On Friday 16th November, Cavendish Bear, Hopes and Dreams Montessori...

National Smile Month – 14 May – 14 June 2018

3rd July

National Smile Month came to Islington, as Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School held a special event to back the UK’s biggest oral health campaign. Taken place from 14 May to 14 June, National Smile Month aims to promote and...

MEAB Re-Accreditation 2017

30th April

Hopes and Dreams Nursery School in Islington, London, has recently been re-accredited by the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board (MEAB). The re-accreditation was based on 2 separate visits to the Nursery School, which has been approved across the board from...

Clean Air Fairies – Evening Standard article – September 2017

13th September

A nursery has spent thousands of pounds on air filtration machines that suck up pollution to “keep children safe”. Hopes and Dreams, a Montessori nursery in City Road, Islington, has installed 12 filters to tackle nitrogen dioxide and carbon dioxide at a...

Clean Air Fairies – Islington Gazette article – September 2017

8th September

An Islington nursery has splashed out thousands of pounds on air filtration machines to suck up pollution and “lower children’s risk of catching flu”. Earlier this year, 77 of the borough’s schools, colleges and nurseries were found – in a...

MEAB Re-Accreditation 2014

30th March

Read about our MEAB re-accreditation in a testimonial from Montessori International magazine here.

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