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SCHOOL OPEN DAYS (for prospective parents)
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TRAINING OPEN AFTERNOON (for prospective students)
Our Training open afternoons offer a good opportunity to find out more about the training courses we run. Our next open afternoons will run on the following dates:
Montessori in the Home 3-6 (11th May – 22nd June 2019)
8th April – 19th April 2019: Assistants Certificate Course 6-12 – Enrolment is now CLOSED
23rd April – 6th June 2019: Assistants Certificate Course 3-6
8th July 2019 – 28th August 2020: Montessori Diploma AMI 0-3 (two summer modular format)
15th July 2019 – 27th August 2021: Montessori Diploma AMI 3-6 (three summer, modular format)
20th September 2019 – 20th June 2020: Montessori Diploma AMI 3-6 (one year, day)
20th September 2019 – 19th June 2021: Montessori Diploma AMI 3-6 (two year, day)
24th September 2019 – 19th June 2021: Montessori Diploma AMI 3-6 (two year, evening)
17th July 2019 – 27th August 2021: Montessori Diploma AMI 6-12 (three summer, modular format)
15th & 16th November 2019: AMI Refresher Course 2019 – The Art and Science of Observation
In September 2019, UK Montessori training providers will come together to deliver a Montessori annual conference at London’s QEII Centre, in the heart of Westminster.
The Montessori Conference 2019 will take place on 28th September 2019 and will mark 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 will host a large-scale, flagship event in one of the UK’s most prestigious conference spaces.
London’s QEII Centre has capacity for around 750 delegates. 14 different breakout sessions are planned, and a globally recognised list of keynote speakers will be announced from January. Further event details, including early bird ticket information, will follow.
Louise Livingston, MMI’s Director of Training said:
The Maria Montessori Institute is delighted to join other UK Training providers in celebrating 100 years of Montessori training in the UK. This innovative approach continues to be relevant today – it 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.
Barbara Isaacs, MCI’s Global Ambassador said:
“Montessori Centre International is proud to co-sponsor this important conference which will focus on the relevance of Montessori education today and in the future and demonstrate the significant contribution the Montessori approach can bring to the child and society.”
Martha Mason & Charlotte Warren BMC Directors said:
“Bournemouth Montessori Centre is delighted to be on the Steering Committee of this dynamic and exciting joint conference to celebrate 100 years of Montessori education in the UK. As Dr Montessori wrote ‘This is education which feeds a peaceful revolution and unites all in a common aim. This is the bright new hope for mankind’.
Helen Prochazka, Director, The Montessori Partnership said:
“With its cosmic curriculum, its focus on independent learning and its gift of firing children’s creative imaginations, Montessori education is uniquely equipped to prepare today’s children for life in the global community. This is a significant conference, and the Montessori Partnership is excited to be one of the hosts.”
About the Maria Montessori Institute (MMI)
The Maria Montessori Institute promotes and delivers authentic Montessori education, as first developed by Maria Montessori. It is the only UK training provider to deliver the Association Montessori International (AMI) Diploma, an internationally recognised qualification.
The courses delivered by the Maria Montessori Institute have evolved directly from those first delivered by Dr Montessori and her son Mario between 1919 and 1951.The Maria Montessori Institute offers a BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood with Montessori Pedagogy in collaboration with the University of East London, AMI Diploma courses and AMI Assistants courses renowned for their academic excellence. It also runs five exemplar Montessori schools in London for children aged 2 to 12.
About Montessori Centre International (MCI)
Montessori Centre International (MCI) is a provider of Montessori and Early Years Training and has trained 4,000 students over 20 years. MCI offers a range of nationally recognised qualifications including the Cache Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy – birth to seven (Early Years Educator) and has been delivering the Foundation Degree in Montessori Early Childhood Practice since 2009. Our blended learning approach combines face-to-face and online learning using our innovative Virtual Learning Environment. We also provide courses for childminders and parents, and free online open learning courses.
MCI is part of Montessori St Nicholas, a UK charity that carries out social impact work, a membership programme and since 2008, an accreditation and evaluation board which guarantees the quality of Montessori settings.
About Bournemouth Montessori Centre (BMC)
Bournemouth Montessori Centre provides authentic Montessori training for local, national and international students in our Centre on the south coast of England. We offer a unique opportunity to study in small face to face groups. BMC runs full and part time Montessori Diploma courses incorporating Early Years Educator. We also house an authentic and accredited Montessori Children’s House from birth to six years. BMC are trustees and council members of Montessori Education UK, a national standards body for Montessori education in this country.
About The Montessori Partnership
The Montessori Partnership’s teacher training is just three removes from that delivered by Maria Montessori and remains true to her thinking and practice even as it evolves to meet the needs of modern children. Courses are face-to-face or a combination of flexible and open learning. We award nationally recognised qualifications, offer CPD and parent workshops, and are enriched by our international student body. With individualised support our students realise their potential to become reflective, observant and practised Montessori professionals. The Montessori Partnership is a council member of Montessori Education (UK).
Explore why the early years from Birth to Three are so important and are the critical foundation for lifelong learning. Use the knowledge and practical wisdom of the Montessori approach to discover the child’s hidden potential.
Held over 6 Saturday mornings, the short course is aimed at parents and those planning to be parents. It will also be of interest to anyone who wants to know more about young children and their development.
Date: 12 January – 16 February 2019
Time: Saturdays 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Venue: Riding House Street
Standard Fee: £270
Maria Montessori School Parents Fee: £240