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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

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...

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Hopes and Dreams
Montessori Nursery School

339/341 City Road
Islington
London
EC1V 1LJ

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020 7833 9388 (option 1)
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