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23 Years

Our Staff Team

The quality of our trained staff is of the greatest importance to us. The Hopes and Dreams team have a range of qualifications that include the Montessori Diploma, Early Years Foundation Stage Degree, NVQ Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5, and the Early Years Teacher graduate.

Everyone we employ is passionate about child development and delivers an extremely high standard of early childhood education using the Early Years Foundation Stage guidelines and Montessori Philosophy.

We seek to employ individuals to join our team who have a compassionate approach and understand the importance of following each child’s individual needs. We strive to provide continual support and training for our staff through our five inset days, individual training courses, and regular appraisals.

Hopes and Dreams provides placements for childcare students and apprentices. Students are not included in our staff/child ratio, but they provide invaluable assistance to the staff team.

Your Key Person

Hopes and Dreams assigns a Key Person to each child to assist both child and parent to settle into their new surroundings and to observe your child’s individual development.

The Key Person is the main carer who builds a secure and positive relationship with the child in their care, working in partnership with you, the parent, at all times. The Key Person provides freedom of choice, which will encourage independence in your child in a safe and secure environment.

The Key Person will monitor and provide for the holistic development of their assigned children. The children’s progress is recorded by regular observations and assessments on their development. These reports are available for parents to contribute towards and read at any time. The Key Person ensures that the child’s progress and developmental needs are discussed with the parents to ensure that there is a regular exchange of knowledge and information.

We have established a buddy system whereby each child has another designated member of staff to be the child’s Key Person in the absence of their actual Key Person. This is to ensure staff work together in order to maintain consistency for the children regardless of the presence of your child’s Key Person.

“The most important period of life is the first one, the period from birth to the age of six… At no other age has the child greater need for intelligent help.”
Dr Maria Montessori

We welcome parents as an essential part of the Nursery School’s ethos and learning. By creating a family atmosphere the children are able to share their experiences with both parents and teachers.

World Book Day 2021

4th March 2021

World Book Day 2021 falls on March 4th – celebrating everything to do with literature and reading. The annual event, led by charity Unesco, is largely targeted towards children and aimed at encouraging their love of reading. Today at Hopes...

St David’s Day 2021

1st March 2021

Today at Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School we are celebrating St David’s Day! To mark the day, Welsh people around the world wear one or both of Wales’s national emblems- a daffodil and a leek Special concerts and parades...

Pancake Day 2021

16th February 2021

Happy Pancake Day at Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School! Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was traditionally...

Pancake Day

Valentine’s Day 2021

15th February 2021

Last week at Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School children were very busy preparing small gifts and cards for their loved ones. We hope that you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Chinese New Year 2021

12th February 2021

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School wishing you Happy New Year of the Ox! 新年快乐 / 新年快樂! . Each year of the Calendar represents one of the 12 zodiac animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster,...

Hopes and Dreams collection for Song Saa Foundation

26th January 2021

Thank you very much for your donations to Song Saa Foundation. Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School truly appreciate your participation. We couldn’t do it without you! We are shipping it this week and we will keep you posted once...

Winnie the Pooh Day

18th January 2021

Winnie the Pooh Day is celebrated on the birthday of author A. A. Milne on Monday 18th of January. It is one special anniversary fans just can’t bear to miss! The Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School is celebrating it...

Christmas Celebrations 2020

23rd December 2020

Every Classroom at Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School celebrated Christmas with all our parents on our zoom event. We danced, sang lots of Christmas songs and made decorations and Christmas gifts. Thank you to all the parents and carers...

Merry Christmas

The Dukes Education Annual Award 2020

14th December 2020

Everyone at Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School is very proud to announce that Marta Garcia our Admissions and HR Manager has won the prestigious Dukes Award for “Staff Member of the Year” within the nursery category. Susan Bingham, our...

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