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Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School, London:
Located on City Road in the London Borough of Islington in North London, Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School´s aim is to provide a nurturing and stimulating environment where your child can grow and learn through creative play. Founded in 1997 and Ofsted certified, we have an excellent reputation for a progressive and inspirational method of education for babies and children, aged from 3 months to 8 years. Our curriculum is based on the Montessori Method which believes that children learn directly from their environment and other children.

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Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School was shortlisted in 2008 as one of the best in the United Kingdom in the category Individual Nursery of the Year and Cornelia Harrison for Nursery Manager of the Year. Hopes and Dreams is a member of the Montessori Schools Association (MSA) which is a professional association that supports Montessori schools and teachers throughout the UK.

Aims and Philosophies:

Photo of Pre-school / Day Care Centre in North London* Our aim is to provide outstanding early years education for children through creative play and learning experiences in a happy and relaxed atmosphere
* We provide a diverse curriculum based on the Montessori Method and the Early Years Foundation Stage.
* We encourage children to learn about different cultures in great detail by celebrating global days, tasting new foods and sharing different traditions from around the world.
* We want children to feel excited about learning and aim to give them a positive first experience of life at Nursery School through inspirational experiences.
* Children are assigned a key worker who encourages independence by facilitation their natural exploration.

Accreditations and Affiliations:

Hopes and Dreams has been accredited with prestigious awards over the years and we are constantly striving forward with our commitment to maintain the highest of standards. These iinclude Ostfed, Green Quality Indicator, NMT Nursery Awards 2008 and 2009.

Hopes and Dreams is a member of the Montessori Schools Association (MSA) which is a professional association that supports Montessori schools and teachers throughout the UK.

Montessori Method:

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 the child learns at their own pace. This helps each child gain independence and confidence, and be proud of their own achievement. Montessori children are usually very adaptable. They have learned to work independently and in groups.


- Programs for babies and children aged 3 months to 8 years
- Our curriculum is based on the Montessori Method which focuses on the child’s exploration and creativity
- Extra-Curricular activities include ballet, French classes, music lessons, football, outings and club activities
- We also provide a nanny and babysitting agency

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Address: Islington, 339/341 City Road, London, England , UK & England
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2017-04-03 were from:

Benin, Edo, GRA, Nigeria;   To whom it may concern, I am a first year student studying speech and language therapy, I have all the required documentation including a CRB check as well as consent forms for observations. I am simply required to observe typical development. I have just finished my placement at another nursery and really enjoyed it and hope to be a valuable member of your nursery. My placement is due to start in January, I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Hannah;   San Francisco, USA;   and more.
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