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.

Expanding Facilities at Hampstead

Work is underway to extend the Coach House at our Hampstead school site to cater to the expanding elementary group. The building works are due to be completed towards the end of December.

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AMI 0-3 Diploma Course Graduation

The graduation ceremony to celebrate the end of the AMI 0-3 Diploma Course was held on 18 November 2014 at our Training Centre on Baker Street. We are very proud of our graduates and wish the all the very best in their careers ahead!

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Playful Learning and Montessori Education

Dr Angeline Lillard’s latest research on fantasy: “Regarding children’s love of and need for fantasy, recent research suggests that our tendency to think young children prefer fantasy may be misguided.” Click here for the full article.

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Why Dividing Us by Age in School Doesn’t Make Sense

“Given that people are curious and interested in different topics at different times, we believe that building a flexible class system for students is the best way for them to develop and grow. Forcing a child to study a rigid curriculum throughout the years can be inhibiting.” Read on here for more insights on age grading in […]

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25th AMI Assistants Course

The 25th AMI 3-6 year Assistants Course started on 3rd November 2014. Held over two evenings a week and alternate Saturdays at our Baker Street site, the course provides an introduction to Montessori pedagogy and training for the role of the assistant in a Montessori early childhood setting or preschool classroom. It is also useful to […]

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50 at 50 for Fifty Years

Have you signed up for our 50 at 50 challenge yet? We are looking for ideas and participants for 50 separate activities involving ’50′: releasing 50 balloons, baking 50 cakes for a tea party, planting 50 bulbs in the garden. The possibilities are endless! To find out more about this unique and wonderful event and […]

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Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

“The brain’s chemistry changes when we become curious, helping is better learn and retain information.” Read on here and don’t forget to share using the buttons below.

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50th Anniversary Celebrations

The Maria Montessori School turns 50 this year and we are planning a full year’s worth of events to celebrate with the entire MMI family including current students, alumni, past and present staff and parents. If you have ideas to share or would like to help by volunteering to please contact us. Watch this space […]

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Hands on learning

The child learns through what he does with his hands. Shouldn’t education look like this for every child? Visit the MMI YouTube page for more Montessori videos.

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