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.


Blog: The Magic of Montessori – 5 Things That Make Montessori Special

How is Montessori education different? It is a unique approach to supporting the natural development of human beings. It helps children to become independent, collaborative and creative thinkers who make a positive contribution to society. Read on to discover 5 things that make Montessori special in our latest blog by Louise Livingston, our Head of Training. Did […]

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Blog: What is Montessori Education?

The demand for Montessori education is growing, but what is it and how could it benefit your child? Our Head of School Michel Capobianco explains. Italian doctor Maria Montessori observed how children learn for themselves and developed an approach and materials to support this. Montessori builds on children’s natural desire to learn and nurtures academic […]

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Blog: “School Readiness” is Much More than Being Able to Hold a Pencil

New research reveals a disparity between teacher and parent perceptions of “school readiness”. This highlights the need for greater understanding of, and support for, early child development says Louise Livingston, our Head of Training. In a recent survey by YouGov, teachers reported more than half (54%) of children starting reception are not “ready for school”. In contrast, […]

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Meet a Graduate Event – 23rd February 2023

Want to know what it is really like to train as a Montessori teacher? Join us for our Meet a Graduate online event at 3:30pm on Thursday 23rd February. Listen to recent graduates talk about their experience and what they did after training. You can ask them any questions you have. Meet Kalamun Nehar who graduated […]

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“A Journey of Discovery that Maintained My Curiosity Until the Very End”

Kalamun Nehar took our AMI Diploma 3-6, graduating in summer 2022. She explains how Montessori teacher training gave her “so much more than she expected”. My Discovery of Montessori I came across Montessori education some time ago when I was completing my Product Design degree. I found it comforting just to discover that such a […]

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Blog: Too Much Maths, Too Late?

Do we need more maths at 16 or a closer look at our approach from the early years? When mathematical concepts are introduced early and in a developmentally appropriate way, most children love and can succeed at maths explains our Head of Training Louise Livingston as she responds to the Prime Minister’s plan in our latest blog. […]

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Blog: Education that responds to brain development key to youth mental health

Our Head of Training Louise Livingston explains how educational approaches can influence children’s mental health. In the UK, our youth mental health crisis is out of control. A recent Guardian article quoted that child NHS mental health referrals are soaring, up more than 39% in a year. A further piece of research by Cambridge and […]

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Elementary teacher: “I really wish I had had this education myself”

Pablo Gonzalvo graduated from the AMI Diploma 3-6 in and 2018 and AMI Diploma 6-12 in 2021 and is a Lead Teacher at the Maria Montessori School, he says: I came to Montessori because a friend of mine suggested it as I was interested in working with children but wasn’t sure what I wanted to […]

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Montessori Training Leads to a Specialism in Multilingualism

Gabrielle Kotkov graduated with an AMI Diploma 3-6 in 2017 and her training was a stepping stone to a varied career focused on bilingualism and language acquisition, she explains: I did the full-time AMI Diploma 3-6 course in 2016-2017. One thing that I always tell colleagues that was so special about my training cohort was […]

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Traditional Teacher Retrains in Montessori

Stephanie Garrett trained as a Montessori Elementary teacher graduating with an AMI Diploma 6-12 in 2009. She says: My decision to become a teacher came after art college and having children. I trained as a “traditional” teacher, gaining a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education). I taught in state primary schools in the Brighton area […]

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