News & Events

There is always something happening at the Maria Montessori Institute. See below news about recent and upcoming events. You can also register to keep up to date with our latest news, events and courses.


Blog: Making Mistakes in Montessori

We learn far more from the mistakes we make than from the things that go well, says our School’s Children’s House Coordinator, Karen Gelson. This is particularly true for children who are in the process of gaining control over themselves, either physically, emotionally, or intellectually. Mistakes are a natural and integral part of the learning process: just as […]

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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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Courses for Montessori Schools and Parents in 2021

One of the few silver linings of the pandemic is that you can now study all our shorter courses online. Montessori parents, teachers and assistants from all over the UK and beyond are joining us on our courses in large numbers. Don’t miss out! Online courses coming up soon: AMI Assistants Certificate courses at the […]

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