Who are we?


The Maria Montessori Institute is a registered charity which was founded by Mario Montessori and exists to uphold the vision of Maria Montessori and the standards of AMI. It is governed by a Board of Directors.

Our Organisation (PDF)


Our training staff are all AMI Diploma holders who have at least 5 years experience working in Montessori environments. Our trainers have also qualified through the AMI Training of Trainers Programme requiring at least a further 3 years of intensive study.

Our Training Team (PDF)


Our school staff are all AMI Diploma holders having qualified with the Maria Montessori Institute or at another AMI Affiliated Training Centre.

Our School Team (PDF)


Our outreach team comprise members of the Institute staff.

Our Outreach Team (PDF)


Our administration team comprise members of the Institute staff.

Our Administration Team (PDF)

Board Members

Our board members have a keen interest in enabling children to experience Montessori education at its best. They have a wealth of experience working with children, and working in Montessori and other professional fields. Should you wish to contact a Board Member please address them courtesy of the school head office address: 26 Lyndhurst Gardens, London, NW3 5NW or email info@mariamontessori.org.

Mr Benedict Faccini
Author/Consultant to UNESCO

Mrs Nicola Forsyth
Montessori Pedagogue

Ms Sara Giwa-McNeil
Montessori Pedagogue

Mrs Wendy Innes
Montessori School Proprietor

Mrs Amanda Lake
Montessori Teacher and Educational Assessor

Mrs Catherine Middlemas
Montessori Pedagogue

Mr David Murphy (Treasurer)
Finance Director

Mr Richard Partridge (Chairman)

Ms Farran Scott

Mrs Linda Webster

Ms Carrie Weston
Higher Education; Deputy CEO