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.


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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Should we really be telling our children they need to catch up?

Our Director of Training, Louise Livingston, considers the concept of “falling behind”. As we look to support children impacted by lockdowns and school closures, we must consider how we can best nurture children emotionally, socially and academically. Politicians are talking of children “falling behind” or not reaching “school readiness” and suggesting a more is more approach with […]

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Meet a Graduate Event – Find out what it’s like to study our degree

Are you interested in Montessori teacher training with us? Perhaps you would like to learn more about our degree route with the University of East London from someone who has taken the course? We’re delighted to announce an online “Meet a Graduate” event on the 9th March with graduate Katia who took our foundation degree […]

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Strong, vibrant, joyful – our school in January 2021

Michel Capobianco has just joined us as the new Head of the Maria Montessori School, relocating from California with her family. After many months of delay due to the pandemic, my family and I were delighted to finally start settling into our new home in London. The welcome I have received at the school has been truly […]

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Festivities and Peace

Over the last few weeks, I was privileged to work on several of our London school sites and to see first-hand the incremental progress of each child, as well as the dedication of our teaching teams in supporting every child to reach their individual goals whether they are 2½ or 12 years old. It was […]

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How Montessori Builds Self-esteem

Strong self-esteem is something that all parents wish their children to have and is an essential element of good mental health. Recent research shows that overpraising children for the things they do, rather than building their confidence in their innate value actually undermines children’s confidence in themselves. What has been found to have a direct […]

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Montessori Course for Parents

Our online Montessori in the Home courses are especially for parents and other carers such as grandparents, nannies and childminders. On the short course you will discover the amazing potential present in all children and learn simple ways to adopt Montessori principles in the home. We offer the course online for two age groups: from […]

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Why Movement is So Important for Children’s Development

All our children are so happy to be back at our school this term and it is a delight to observe them as they immerse themselves in activity, sometimes sitting, sometimes standing, but always moving. As we watch the children busy at work, we can see how integral movements are – both large and small – […]

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