AMI Montessori Diploma 0-3

Study in-depth the Montessori approach for children in the first three years of life with this globally-recognised qualification. Discover child development and the latest medical and psychological approaches. This fascinating course will put you at the forefront of understanding early child development and could help you to change the face of education for babies and toddlers.

Register your interest or register for an online training information session to find out more about this course.

What students say:
“A beautiful journey . . . everything made sense.”
“Listening to the different trainers was wonderful.”
“What I found most useful was the knowledge and the personal experience of the trainers.”


“All that we ourselves are has been made by the child we were in the first two years of our lives.”
Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind

What can I do with this qualification?

  • Work in Montessori infant communities anywhere in the world – the AMI Diploma 0-3 qualification is highly sought after
  • Set up your own Montessori setting for children from birth to three years
  • Use your qualification for social work, research in child development, midwifery, health visiting, nannying or childminding
  • Run ground-breaking parent-infant programmes such as our Born Inside programme which supports mothers in prison
  • Enhance and inform the parenting of your own children

Register your interest

When and where can I study?

Our next course starts in summer 2022 and takes place at our training centre in central London:

Module 1 : TBC

Module 2 : TBC

Read more about our course dates and fees

How will I study?

  • Lectures with our trainers – experienced Montessorians with the advanced AMI trainer of trainers qualification
  • Supervised practice with Montessori materials designed for children from birth to three years
  • 250 hours of observation of children
  • Independent reading and study

What will I learn?

  • Montessori educational theory including: child development, the role of the adult and the environment, the development of movement and early language
  • Medical and practical aspects of early childhood including: pregnancy, birth and early motherhood; child anatomy and health; nutrition and hygiene; personality development; and special educational needs
  • How to prepare an appropriate developmental environment at home or in an infant community
  • Practical guidance on setting up a Montessori infant community
  • Developmental activities to promote visual, tactile and auditory experiences
  • Music, art and spiritual development for young children
  • Effective child observation for children under three years

Read a detailed description of the course and units

Who can take this course?

You must be at least 18 and have ‘A’ levels or equivalent qualifications/ work experience. We will interview some students which can be done by phone or Skype or similar. Here are the required documents to apply for the course.

Do you accept students from outside the UK?

Our students come from all over the world and our fees are the same for everyone. Read more on our page for international students.

What will I need to do to gain the qualification?

  • 90% course attendance
  • Practice and observation with children
  • Child observation reports
  • Written and oral examinations
  • Submission of albums/ materials

Register your interest or register for an online training information session to find out more about this course.