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23 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

Song Saa Foundation- Fund Raising

25th November 2020

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School is one of the Song Saa Foundation supporters. Please help us with raising funds for the Cambodian children in need – https://www.givingway.com/campaign/96675f

Road Safety Week 2020

19th November 2020

From 16th till 22nd of November, Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School is participating in Road Safety Week-the event has great scope to reach many people across the UK and remind them of road safety, potentially preventing many accidents http://www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/

Halloween 2020

30th October 2020

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School always encourages the children to make their own creations. Young children have a natural desire to explore and experiment with different media. Look at our friendly and adorable decorations ready for Halloween… You cannot...

Wear It Pink 2020

23rd October 2020

On Friday 23rd of October at Hopes and Dreams Nursery School we all Wear It Pink! ️️ https://www.wearitpink.org/pay-in-fundraising

Millie’s Mark Accreditation

1st October 2020

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School, 339-341 City Road, London, EC1V 1LJ: would like to announce that it has received national recognition for going above and beyond the minimum requirements in paediatric first aid. With its robust processes and documentation,...

Hopes and Dreams 23rd Anniversary

22nd September 2020

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School had a fun day celebrating its 23rd Anniversary. The children enjoyed creating birthday posters and decorations.   Susan Bingham, the Founder of Hopes and Dreams, said: “I am very proud of the 23 years...

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....

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Hopes and Dreams
Montessori Nursery School

339/341 City Road
Islington
London
EC1V 1LJ

 

Co Reg. No.: 03151637

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020 7833 9388 (option 1)
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