Sharing Maria Montessori’s Pioneering Approach to Education

Training providers join together for The Montessori Conference 2019, sponsored by Blossom Educational.

In September 2019, UK Montessori training providers will come together to deliver The Montessori Conference 2019 and share the continued contemporary relevance of a Montessori approach to education at all stages.

The QEII Centre will host around 750 Montessori practitioners, nursery managers, school leaders and parents to hear from globally recognised speakers including Montessori expert and psychology professor Dr Angeline Lillard.

Dr Lillard will present her latest research on the long-term outcomes of Montessori schooling. She will be joined by Educational Neuroscientist, Professor Michael Thomas, who will consider recent evidence on sensitive periods in brain development and how these stages link to the concepts underpinning the Montessori approach.

Breakout sessions include a practical seminar on mastering literacy led by Professor Chloë Marshall; a talk on the adolescent as an agent of change by academic Jenny Marie Högland and session on the benefits of the Montessori approach for ageing and dementia care by Montessori dementia consultant Anne Kelly.

Maria Montessori found that children can learn for themselves and the role of the educator is to guide, and create an appropriate environment that enables them to do this. She also found that self-awareness and mental well-being are linked to how children learn. Marking the 100-year milestone of Montessori training in the UK, Montessori Centre International (MCI), Maria Montessori Institute (MMI), Bournemouth Montessori Centre (BMC) and The Montessori Partnership (MP),  will all come together to share knowledge of the innovative and child-centred nature of the Montessori approach.

The teacher training colleges aim to raise awareness of how relevant Maria Montessori’s approach is today. A Montessori start supports children to develop a life-long love of learning, grow into critical thinkers, and become active citizens and custodians of the world in which they live.

The Montessori Conference will take place on Saturday 28th September 2019, at 10:00 – 16:30 at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3EE. For tickets visit