News & Events: MMI


Blog: Don’t Throw the Phonics Baby Out With The Bathwater

Louise Livingston, our Director of Training, reflects on new research on the teaching of reading. New UCL Institute of Education research on the role of phonics in the teaching of reading has generated many excited headlines saying the narrow focus on phonics in UK schools is “failing children”. But we would caution that phonics has […]

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Montessori-educated Children are Happier Adults

Louise Livingston, our Director of Training, welcomes long-awaited academic research which shows a clear link between the Montessori educational approach and greater long-term well-being. The new study has found that children who attend Montessori schools often have greater well-being and happiness in adulthood. The findings, published in academic journal Frontiers in Psychology, suggest a Montessori education […]

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Blog: The Prepared Parent

Emma Wong Singh, our Montessori in the Home trainer, explains why the attitude you bring and how you conduct yourself is at the heart of a Montessori approach to parenting. From knowing when to step back to encourage independence, to being a role model for the behaviour you’d like to see, as Montessori said the first […]

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Free or Reduced Fee Places on the AMI Assistants Certificate

Thanks to funding from the University of East London, our degree course partners, we are able to offer up to 10 reduced price or free places on an online “taster” course in Montessori to those looking for a change of career or to professionalise their career in early childhood. If you are interested in studying […]

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New Vacancies at the Maria Montessori Institute School

We’re excited to announce opportunities for employment at both the Children’s House and Elementary level to support our school’s growth and development. Approximately 200 children between the ages of two and a half to 12 years attend our school across five sites in North West and West London. We are currently seeking Children’s House and […]

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Care Home Wins Award after Training in Montessori for Dementia and Ageing

Care home Foxburrow Grange in Colchester won a “Best Care Team” award in the Great British Care Awards this week and cited Montessori for Dementia and Ageing training with us as a key part of their success. The award was won by the home’s Badger Wing which specialises in caring for, and supporting people, with […]

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School Open Days and Visits

Join one of our upcoming school open days or book a visit to one of our school sites in Bayswater, Notting Hill, Abbey Road, Hornsey Rise or Hampstead. Children can join our school throughout the year. Our school open days for parents are a chance to hear more about our approach, to watch demonstrations of […]

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Blog: Why is there increasing interest in Montessori?

Our Head of Training, Louise Livingston, explains why Montessori is experiencing something of a “moment”. Interest in Montessori is especially vibrant right now. In the rapidly evolving, digital, post-Covid era people are realising that there are alternatives to the “teach and test” approach that characterises mainstream education and are looking for something different. We are seeing […]

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Blog: Giving Back Dignity and Independence in Old Age

“We could transform the quality of life of those living with dementia with an approach that helps individuals to be as independent as possible”, says aged care Montessorian and ageing expert Anne Kelly who leads our Montessori for Dementia and Ageing course. “It doesn’t matter how old we are, whether we’re 4, 40 or 104 […]

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Freedom and Joy at our School this Term

As all our children returned to school this month, the children once again had the opportunity to work and grow within their full communities and this was a cause for celebration. The Montessori environment is uniquely special, the freedom granted to the children to explore, to assess the needs of their community and act, to make mistakes […]

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