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.


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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School Open Days and Visits

We are now regularly offering “virtual” open day events for parents as well as in-person visits to our school sites. Our online “virtual” open day sessions are a chance to hear more about our approach and to speak to some of our teaching staff. Along with other parents you will be able to ask any […]

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AMI Refresher 2020: course ONLINE

Our annual AMI Refresher course for Montessori diploma holders will run online in November for the first time with four two-hour-long sessions on Thursdays. This means that our graduates and other Montessori diploma holders from around the world will now be able to attend our popular refresher course online. The course will be an opportunity […]

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Curiosity won’t kill the cat!

The last weeks of our summer term at our school for 2-12-year-olds were both happy and inspirational. As the children were able to explore indoors and out, we were continually amazed by their curiosity and how it supported their learning and development. “Curiosity killed the cat” we were told as children. Previous generations said children should be […]

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Our School in “Lockdown” and Beyond

What an incredible journey we have all had together over the past few months, dealing with the restrictions of lockdown and our fear and sadness at the impact of the pandemic. We couldn’t go to school, we couldn’t go out, we couldn’t see family and friends but here at the Maria Montessori School for 2-12-year-olds we kept […]

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5 Ways Montessori Can Support Social Distancing

Schools and nurseries across the country are desperately trying to work out how social distancing can work now and into the future. With no timescale for when the Covid-19 crisis will end, it is not just a question of meeting government guidelines but allaying the fears of parents. Many people will be wondering how these […]

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Save £2100 on Course Fees – offer extended due to Covid-19

Due to the disruption caused by Covid-19, we are extending our unprecedented early bird offer, giving students the chance to save £2100 on our course fees for our AMI Diploma 3-6 this year until the end of May. Contingency plans are in place for the course to start with online lectures in September if necessary. […]

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Blog: Letting Children Listen to their Natural Instincts

Parents around the world, are facing many challenges as they spend more time at home with their families due to Covid-19. They may feel under pressure to find time for work, to keep the household running and to keep the children busy and occupied. They will be spending time searching for creative ideas that will engage […]

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