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.


Free lecture: The Practical Life of a Child Under Three

We are delighted to announce a free of charge online lecture from our AMI Diploma 0-3 Course Co-Director on “The Practical Life of a Child Under Three”. Join Sara Brady, our 0-3 (Assistants to Infancy) Course Co-Director from 9.30-10.30 am (UK time) on Saturday 11th November 2023 to discover the Montessori concept of Practical Life […]

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Professional Development Bursary for Recent AMI Graduates

We are delighted to announce a £480 professional development bursary for all recent AMI Diploma 3-6 graduates and staff at Maria Montessori Institute teaching practice schools. Our Post Diploma Bursary funds nearly a third of the course fees for our MMI Observation Course – Post Diploma starting in October 2023. This unique course is highly […]

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Remembering Ellie Kempley – Scholarship Fund and Bursary

We are delighted to announce an annual bursary and scholarship fund in memory of Ellie Kempley, a AMI Diploma 3-6 student who sadly passed away suddenly in 2022 while training with us. We are offering the annual Ellie Kempley Bursary for a fully-paid place on our AMI Orientation 3-6 course for another young student. In […]

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Why Learning Self-Regulation is Vital

Helping children to manage their emotions in the early years is key to their wellbeing and development both in the present and in future years explains Sarah Emerson, our Montessori and Emotional Wellbeing for Parents and for Teachers trainer. If you are engaged with the Montessori approach, you are probably already aware of the importance […]

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Blog: Don’t Just “Survive” the Summer Holidays

As the summer holidays stretch ahead, many parents find themselves anticipating the challenge of keeping their children entertained and engaged for several weeks.  However, according to our Head of Training Louise Livingston, parents can do more than just “survive” the summer holidays. By incorporating elements of the Montessori approach they can encourage children’s creativity and […]

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7 Tips to Help You Afford Montessori Teacher Training

Thinking of teacher training with us but not sure if you can afford it? Did you know you could: Pay the course fees in instalments throughout the course Students can pay over the duration of their study with payments split into 4 fee payments.  Spread the course fees over 2 years With our 2 year […]

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New Course: Supporting Emotional Wellbeing for Parents

One of the biggest challenges facing parents today is supporting the emotional resilience of their children. This new online course brings together the Montessori approach and contemporary understanding of emotional development to help parents support the emotions and well-being of their children from birth until six years. “What I most liked about the course were the […]

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Blog: Montessori in Africa

How does Montessori education translate to the challenging environment of an internally displaced person’s camp in Africa? When resources are low and challenges are high, what does the Montessori method offer teachers and children in this situation?  Long-term Maria Montessori Institute member of staff, Poinsy Pino, is the Outreach Coordinator for our work in Kenya, […]

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“I Realised My Dream of Opening My Own Montessori School”

  Lucy Forrester graduated from our AMI Diploma 3-6 course in 1992 and has had a varied career teaching in Montessori schools. She now runs her own Children’s House, the East Sussex Montessori School in a beautiful church building in the village of Alfriston. She shares her experience of training and working in Montessori: “When I was studying for my A […]

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Online Lecture on Educational Neuroscience with Dr Cathy Rogers

We are delighted to announce an online lecture “Educational Neuroscience: Seeds of New Thinking About How We Learn” this July with neuroscientist Dr Cathy Rogers, who is co-author of recently released book Educational Neuroscience: The Basics. Cathy will talk about new perspectives on how we, as humans, learn. This fascinating event will appeal to teachers, […]

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