20 Years

Activities

Indoor Activities

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School celebrates and embraces the concepts of equality and diversity. We teach the children about different religions and cultures from all parts of the world. We organise regular theme days about different countries and continents where we listen to original music, read stories, discuss traditions, prepare and sample foods, enjoy arts and crafts activities, and try to understand that diversity is an enrichment, not a hindrance. We also regularly participate in various charity events so our children learn that helping others is important and fun.

Our varied Montessori activities prepare children extremely well for their next step in education….

Extra-curricular activities

We ensure that the children have as much fun as possible and offer an additional range of activities including BalletFrench and Spanish classes for children who are 2.5 years and older. All extracurricular sessions are open to both attending and non-attending children of our Nursery School on a term time basis.

Music Sessions

We also offer weekly music sessions where children explore various musical instruments and enjoy physical movement and sensory exploration. Music sessions create a ‘rich sensory environment’ where children can listen, sing, touch and move to the rhythm.

  • Creative hands-on play
  • Learning experiences
  • A stimulating and safe environment

 

Outdoor Activities

We strive to educate the children about leading a healthy lifestyle and encourage them to be as physically active as possible.

Garden

Hopes and Dreams have an outside garden where children enjoy a great variety of creative and imaginative activities, such as planting, climbing and balancing, nature trails and using construction equipment. Our mud kitchen is also one of the children’s favourite areas to play, while in the garden.

Sports

There are also opportunities to learn and practice different sports, taught by a qualified sports teacher. (Weather allowing, the Sports Sessions take place in our garden).

Outings

We also organise walks to our nearby parks and excursions within the local community, including trips to the library, theatre, and swimming pool.

 

Yearly Planner 2018

Please consult our Yearly Planner for specific events and celebrations we have organised for this year.

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