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: 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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Leslie Droege – From Mainstream Teaching to Montessori Elementary

Leslie Droege graduated from the AMI Diploma 6-12 in 2002 and is a Lead Teacher at the Maria Montessori School, she says: Before I started on my Montessori journey, I had been teaching earth and physical sciences in secondary prep schools for about 12 years. As a teacher I was continually disappointed with working in […]

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Save £2500 on Montessori Teacher Training – HURRY

Save up to £2500 on our AMI Diploma course fees and become a Montessori teacher. Become a teacher for 3-6-year-olds with our AMI Diploma 3-6. We offer the globally-renowned course based on the authentic approach in one-year, two-year and evening course formats plus a degree route which enables some students to access student loans. Graduates […]

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AMI 6-12 Refresher Announced

Our 2023 6-12 Refresher course is now open for registrations. In February Montessori 6-12 Diploma holders can join us to look at “creative non-fiction” writing and discover how children can be inspired to write poetry and prose and transform facts into stories. The two-day course at our London training centre with internationally-respected trainer Carla Foster […]

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The Maria Montessori School celebrates Universal Children’s Day

Children at the Maria Montessori School did a number of different activities to celebrate Universal Children’s Day 2022 on Monday 21st November. Find out more about our School At the Abbey Road Children’s House, they learnt and reflected on children’s rights, coming up with these ideas: The right to have a home The right to […]

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