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.


Celebrations in Red, White and Blue

The children of the Maria Montessori School dressed in red, white and blue and hosted tea parties to celebrate Saturday’s Royal Wedding. Some children also delved into the history and family tree of the Royal Family.

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The First Montessori Nursery

Listen to this piece by the BBC World Service – Witness about the revolutionary teaching method that started with the first Montessori nursery set up by Maria Montessori in Rome in 1907. The audio clip features interviews with Maria Montessori’s great granddaughter Carolina Montessori and also someone trained by Montessori herself. Witness is a radio programme by […]

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Our Elementary Delegation at MMUN 2018

The Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) programme hosted more than 200 student delegates, teachers and parents from schools around the world at its annual European Conference held in Rome from 1st to 4th May 2018.         The Maria Montessori School was represented at the Conference by a delegation of children from both Bayswater and […]

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Elementary Delegation in Rome for MMUN 2018

The elementary children of Hampstead and Bayswater have been busy with preparations for the 5th Annual Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) European Conference to be held in Rome from 1st to 4th May 2018. MMUN is the largest Model UN programme in the world for children 9-16 years of age. This year, the six school […]

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Montessori 6-12 AMI Assistants Certificate Course, June-July 2018

An Introduction to the Montessori philosophy and practical skills needed to become supportive classroom assistants for the Child from Six to Twelve years. Also for parents and carers. The Course programme covers:      The Role of the Elementary Assistant      The Child’s Mind from 6-12 Years      Interacting with the Elementary Child      Social Development […]

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Montessori Diploma AMI 3-6: Application is Open for 2018

Help a child lay the best foundation for life. Gain in-depth knowledge of the Montessori theory and practice required to support the developmental needs of the child from three to six years. Learn how to guide young children in their social, emotional and intellectual growth during this important and exciting period of their life. Available in daytime and evening formats, the Course is suitable […]

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AMI Refresher Course and MMI Professional Development Weekend held on 6-7 October

The annual Refresher and Professional Development weekend was held at the MMI’s Hampstead premises on 6th & 7th October 2017. For the first time, three different courses and workshops were held simultaneously: – AMI Refresher Course, – MMI 3-6 Assistants Professional Development Workshop, and – MMI Elementary (6-12) Professional Development Workshop All three courses focused […]

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Elementary Children celebrate National Poetry Day 2017

On the occasion of National Poetry Day on 28 September, some of the children at our Hampstead site composed a poem inspired by this year’s theme of Freedom: Golden Freedom Freedom is a friend, a possibility, a hope. We all deserve to be free no matter who we are. What we wear, what we eat, […]

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Graduation 2017 – AMI 3-6 Diploma Summer Course

Huge congratulations to the 2017 graduates of the 107th AMI 3-6 Diploma Summer Course. Graduates with friends and families along with members of the MMI Training Team as well as AMI External Examiner, Maria-Lena Tyrväinen, were present at the  graduation ceremony on Friday 18th August to celebrate the culmination and 100% pass results of the […]

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MMI at International Montessori Congress – Prague 2017

Many of us have just returned from the 28th International Montessori Congress which took place in Prague from 27th to 30th July 2017. The theme was Pathway to Peace: Montessori Education for Social Change. Several staff members attended and also helped to man the MMI and Montessori Society AMI UK table in the exhibition area. 71 countries […]

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