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22 Years

The Montessori Method

Using the Montessori materials

The first woman in Italy to graduate in medicine from the University of Rome, Maria Montessori (1870-1952) worked with children needing enhanced or specialised care and education, and began her lifelong pursuit of studying child development. In 1907, based on her research in philosophy, child development and education, she opened the first Casa dei Bambini. This is where the Montessori Method of education was developed and she spent most of her remaining life writing, lecturing and teaching about these methods. The Montessori Method believes that children learn directly from their environment and other children. The teacher is there to facilitate the child’s exploration and creativity. All subjects are interwoven and each child learns at their own pace. This helps them to gain independence and confidence, and be proud of their achievements. Having learned to work both independently and in groups, children who are taught using the Montessori Method usually adapt easily to new situations and environments.

The Montessori Nursery School method, children learn directly from their environment. Learning practical skills fosters independence and builds positive self-esteem from an early age…

Since they have been encouraged to discuss their work freely with others and to make decisions from an early age, these children are problem-solvers who can make appropriate choices and manage their time well. Their good communication skills ease the way in new settings and situations. Research has shown that the best predictor of future success is a positive sense of self-esteem. The Montessori Nursery School programmes based on self-directed, non-competitive activities, help children develop a strong self-image and the confidence to face challenges and change with optimism.

Hopes and Dreams is Montessori accredited (MEAB scheme) and a member of the Montessori Schools Association (MSA), a professional association that supports Montessori schools and teachers throughout the UK. To find out more information and read the report, please click here to visit our Accreditations page

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....

Welcome Back to Hopes and Dreams family

29th May 2020

Please visit Parent Area to watch the videos we created to welcome back all the children and parents.

Hopes and Dreams Risk Assessment and Guidelines on Wider Opening

27th May 2020

Please visit Parent Area to read Hopes and Dreams Risk Assessment and Guidelines on Wider Opening

Islington nurseries ‘devastated’ as government flip-flops on funding commitments

4th May 2020

‘The government’s approach to nurseries has frankly been bewildering. Everybody in the industry is feeling the same.’ To read the full article please visit: Islington Tribune article NDNA Twitter  

Thank you

25th April 2020

Thank you to all our key workers for keeping the UK safe!! You are truly our heroes!! Thank you to our dedicated Hopes and Dreams Nursery staff for supporting all of our children and families.

Easter Egg Hunt

10th April 2020

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School had the very first live zoom session with all the families. Cavendish Bear, with the help of the children who joined the session, had an online Easter Egg Hunt! It was great fun! we...

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...

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Montessori Nursery School

339/341 City Road
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