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22 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.

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.

Coronavirus update – 19/03/2020 (8.15 am)

19th March 2020

Following the Government directives, we will be closed as of 6 pm on Friday 20th March 2020, with the aim to re-open on Monday, 20th April. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/schools-colleges-and-early-years-settings-to-close Please continue to check our website for further updates during this period.

Coronavirus update – 18/03/2020 (6 pm)

18th March 2020

Following the government announcement, please contact us at city@hopesanddreams.co.uk or inform the Main Office, by Thursday 19th March 2020 if you hold a key worker position.

Coronavirus update – 17/03/2020 (4.15 pm)

17th March 2020

Self-Isolation Period The main change since yesterday’s update that the government have increased the number of days of self-isolation from 7 to 14 for anyone who is in a household of two or more.   This will obviously be the case...

Coronavirus update – 13/03/2020 (8.45 am)

13th March 2020

As of 13 March 2020, anyone who has flu-like symptoms defined as a high temperature a new continuous cough is being asked to stay at home for at least seven days. The Nursery School asks all children, parents and staff to follow the...

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

Hopes and Dreams
Montessori Nursery School
Suspended Tours

Important Updates

Parent tours are currently suspended.
Please access our virtual tour here.

Registrations are still being accepted via our online portal.