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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.

Song Saa Foundation- Fund Raising

25th November 2020

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School is one of the Song Saa Foundation supporters. Please help us with raising funds for the Cambodian children in need – https://www.givingway.com/campaign/96675f

Road Safety Week 2020

19th November 2020

From 16th till 22nd of November, Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School is participating in Road Safety Week-the event has great scope to reach many people across the UK and remind them of road safety, potentially preventing many accidents http://www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/

Halloween 2020

30th October 2020

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School always encourages the children to make their own creations. Young children have a natural desire to explore and experiment with different media. Look at our friendly and adorable decorations ready for Halloween… You cannot...

Wear It Pink 2020

23rd October 2020

On Friday 23rd of October at Hopes and Dreams Nursery School we all Wear It Pink! ️️ https://www.wearitpink.org/pay-in-fundraising

Millie’s Mark Accreditation

1st October 2020

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School, 339-341 City Road, London, EC1V 1LJ: would like to announce that it has received national recognition for going above and beyond the minimum requirements in paediatric first aid. With its robust processes and documentation,...

Hopes and Dreams 23rd Anniversary

22nd September 2020

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School had a fun day celebrating its 23rd Anniversary. The children enjoyed creating birthday posters and decorations.   Susan Bingham, the Founder of Hopes and Dreams, said: “I am very proud of the 23 years...

Snowdrops Graduation Party 2020

21st August 2020

Congratulations to all our 2020 graduates in the Snowdrops Classroom You all have been amazing to watch grow into confident, skilful, and caring children. We are all so excited for your future journey onwards to “big School” Remember to always...

Rainbow Graduation Party 2020

12th August 2020

Congratulations to all our 2020 graduates in the Rainbow Classroom You all have been amazing to watch grow into confident, skilful, and caring children. We are all so excited for your future journey onwards to “big School” Remember to always...

“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....

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