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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.

Certificate of Appreciation

28th January 2020

  One of the Hopes and Dreams families made a certificate to thank Nora and her team for adapting the menu to suit their individual requirements. It was certainly a lovely surprise!🥰🤗💖. We are happy to adapt to any family with...

Celebrating our staff achievements

7th January 2020

What better way to start the New Year than showing appreciation to our staff for their hard work and achievements. Congratulations to Maria K. for achieving Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning and Development.👩‍🎓👏 Thank you for the dedication and...

Christmas 2019

10th December 2019

This week has been very busy for Father Christmas as he came to visit all the children at Hopes and Dreams! 🎅🦌 During this week, all classrooms will be celebrating the festive season by inviting parents and carers to join in...

Celebrating our staff achievements

6th December 2019

At Hopes and Dreams, we value all our staff members achievements however big or small.👏👏 ⭐️ A special award from the Senior Nursery School Practioner in our Sunshine classroom for creative skills, initiative and planning went to one member of her...

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Children in Need 2019 – Pyjama Day

15th November 2019

Today, Hopes and Dreams had a fantastic day in the Nursery School wearing their pyjamas! All for a great cause of course to raise awareness for Children in Need. Our very own Cavendish Bear could not miss out joining in...

Celebrating 15 Years of Continued Service

8th November 2019

Hopes and Dreams celebrates, with huge appreciation, 15 years of continued service, making sure that the “Little things matter”. 🥳💝 Thank you for your commitment and dedication throughout these years supporting the Nursery School.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Looking forward to many more to come! 😉...

Diwali 2019

25th October 2019

Today at Hopes and Dreams we celebrated Diwali All the classrooms took part in some very colourful activities and dressed up for the occasion. 🎉 It was a fun-filled happy day!! 😊 Happy Diwali Everyone🤩

Paint Highbury Pink

18th October 2019

As part of the National Breast Cancer Awareness campaign and in support of “Paint Highbury Pink”, the children, parents and staff at Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School have shown their support towards breast cancer research by taking part in...

Song Saa special visitor

17th September 2019

This week Hopes and Dreams welcomed a very special visitor. Maisie, from the Song Saa Foundation, in Cambodia, came all the way to Hopes and Dreams. 😊😊 The children were very excited and curious, asking about the Song Saa community and...

Play Phonics Workshop

16th August 2019

Our pre-school children had a special visitor… Play Phonics team came to visit Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School. Play Phonics is a group of actor-teachers that brings learning to life through a fun-packed drama workshop, introducing the children to...

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