20 Years

Our Staff

Your child’s key person supports their development

Staffing levels at Hopes and Dreams meet or exceed those laid down by Ofsted regulations. Everyone we employ is passionate about child development and they deliver an extremely high standard of early childhood education.
We seek 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 inset days, individual training courses, and regular appraisals.
Each child is assigned a key person who establishes and builds a strong relationship with them. There is a developmental record kept by the key person that parents have access to at all times. We have always maintained an open door policy as we believe the key to success is communication and sharing.

“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 school ethos and learning. By creating a family atmosphere the children are able to share their experiences with both parents and teachers.

Our staff (regardless of their job within the Nursery School) all have to undergo rigorous security and identity checks including an enhanced DBS (the national Disclosure and Barring Service) check. We also require a minimum of two references for every member of staff which are fully vetted, as part of our extensive recruitment procedure.

Hopes and Dreams Christmas celebrations – 10 – 14 December

14th December

What an exciting week at Hopes and Dreams… Christmas parents events in every classroom. And then a very special visitor arrived… Father Christmas with our very own Cavendish Bear for a special visit. 🐻🎅 Ho! Ho! Ho!

Cavendish Bear and Children in Need – 16 November 2018

19th November

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School celebrated 21 years since its opening in September 1997. As it is a special anniversary, there will be many special events throughout the year. On Friday 16th November, Cavendish Bear, Hopes and Dreams Montessori...

National Smile Month – 14 May – 14 June 2018

3rd July

National Smile Month came to Islington, as Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School held a special event to back the UK’s biggest oral health campaign. Taken place from 14 May to 14 June, National Smile Month aims to promote and...

MEAB Re-Accreditation 2017

30th April

Hopes and Dreams Nursery School in Islington, London, has recently been re-accredited by the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board (MEAB). The re-accreditation was based on 2 separate visits to the Nursery School, which has been approved across the board from...

Clean Air Fairies – Evening Standard article – September 2017

13th September

A nursery has spent thousands of pounds on air filtration machines that suck up pollution to “keep children safe”. Hopes and Dreams, a Montessori nursery in City Road, Islington, has installed 12 filters to tackle nitrogen dioxide and carbon dioxide at a...

Clean Air Fairies – Islington Gazette article – September 2017

8th September

An Islington nursery has splashed out thousands of pounds on air filtration machines to suck up pollution and “lower children’s risk of catching flu”. Earlier this year, 77 of the borough’s schools, colleges and nurseries were found – in a...

MEAB Re-Accreditation 2014

30th March

Read about our MEAB re-accreditation in a testimonial from Montessori International magazine here.

Contact Us

Hopes and Dreams
Montessori Nursery School

339/341 City Road
Islington
London
EC1V 1LJ

020 7833 9388 (option 1)
city@hopesanddreams.co.uk

Nanny and Babysitting
Agency

339/341 City Road
Islington
London
EC1V 1LJ

020 7833 9388 (option 3)
babysitters@hopesanddreams.co.uk