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. The course prepares adults to help children fully develop to their individual human potential.
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 could I do with this qualification?
- Work in Montessori infant communities – 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
When and where can I study?
This course usually starts every other year and runs over two summers.
Our next course starts in July 2022 and runs over two in-person modules at our Hornsey Rise school in London plus additional online sessions during the year.
In-person training (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, Ashley Road, London N19 3AD):
- Module 1 : 18th July – 26th August 2022
- Module 2 : 17th July – 2nd September 2023
Additional online sessions
- Saturday mornings 9-11am (UK time) on the following dates: 15th October and 26th November 2022 and 14th January, 25th February and 15th April 2023
- 5 evenings (days to be determined) between 20th-30th March 2023
Read more about our course dates and fees
How will I study?
- Lectures and seminars 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 language
- Medical and practical aspects of early childhood including: pregnancy, birth and early motherhood; child anatomy and health; nutrition and hygiene
- Personality development and child neuropsychiatry
- 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
Who can take this course?
You must be at least 18 and have ‘A’ levels or equivalent qualifications/ work experience. 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
• We sponsor Student Visas for international students
• Dependents cannot be brought over on a Student Visa
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
Change the world one child at a time!