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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.

Eid ul Fitr

14th May 2021

Happy Eid ul Fitr celebrations! It is a Muslim holiday celebrated when Ramadan, the month of fasting, finishes. Eid ul-Fitr lasts three days. During this festival, children accept gifts and eidi in form of money from adults. It is an occasion intended for enjoyment, forgiveness,...

Pyjama Day

14th May 2021

Happy Pyjama Day!

Snowdrops Cooking Day

12th May 2021

This week at Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School, our pre-schoolers at Snowdrops class were making pizzas. In doing practical life activities, children can develop a high level of concentration, develop a sense of order, take pride in completing a...

King’s Day

27th April 2021

Happy Koningsdag! In the Netherlands, King’s Day (Koningsdag) is a national holiday to celebrate the monarch King Willem-Alexander’s birthday, which falls on 27 April. The country gets the day off work and various events take place across the country. In...

St Georges Day

23rd April 2021

Happy St Georges Day who is the patron saint of England. He was a Roman soldier who protested against the Roman torture of Christians, and was killed for his beliefs. He is most famous for the story of his fight...

International Earth Day

22nd April 2021

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG including 1 billion people in more than...

Cambodian New Year

14th April 2021

Today Cambodia is celebrating a New Year Day! Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School is working closely with Song Saa Foundation and we would like to wish our friends ‘Chaul Chnam Thmey’! The children created lovely cards we have shared...

HEROES- Royal Mail Stamp Design Competition

9th April 2021

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School is taking part in Heroes Stamp Design Competition. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, there have been many people who have done great things. Many of them are not famous, but they have done extraordinary...

Radic8: Hopes and Dreams Nursery School Tackles Indoor Air Pollution

6th April 2021

Of all the concerns parents have when they send their child to nursery school, the quality of the indoor air they breathe shouldn’t be at the top of the list. However, after a 2017 report commissioned by the Mayor of...

Easter 2021

4th April 2021

Happy Easter Celebration! Easter is a Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. According to Christian history, Jesus was crucified on a Friday and rose three days later on Sunday. Easter is held on the first Sunday after the...

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