AMI Assistants Certificate

The introduction to the Montessori approach for anyone interested in education and child development. On this inspirational course you will discover how Montessori can help children reach their full potential.

  • We regularly offer a variety of study formats e.g. 2 weeks (Mon-Fri), 4 weekends or afternoons for a month
  • Each course focuses on a developmental stage identified by Maria Montessori: 0-3, 3-6 and 6-12 years
  • These courses are also the globally recognised qualification for Montessori classroom assistants

Apply now or book on an open afternoon.

Who is the course for?

  • Anyone considering a career in Montessori
  • Those wanting to qualify as an assistant in a Montessori setting
  • Parents, grandparents and carers
  • Professionals working with children including nannies/ childminders, teachers, early years professionals, social workers and health visitors

Apply now.

What will I learn?

  • Montessori theory, child psychology and child development
  • How to observe and support each child at their developmental stage
  • Use of Montessori resources and preparation of learning environments
  • How to work with the Montessori teacher
  • Detailed description of the courses and units for the 0-3, 3-6 and 6-12 courses.

Venue, dates and fees

Courses are run at our training centre in central London, unless a different location is listed.

Course fees 2019-2020: £825. More information on course fees.

Upcoming courses:

0-3 years – March-April 2020
4 Weekends, Friday 6.30pm-9.30pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 9am-2pm
13th-15th March, 27th-29th March, 3rd-5th April, 24th-26th April

3-6 years – April-May 2020
Monday 27th April – Friday 22nd May 2020
Monday – Friday, 2pm – 5:15pm

4 Weekends: Saturdays 9.00am – 6pm, Sunday: 9.00am – 5pm
25th-26th April, 9th-10th May, 16th-17th May, 23rd-24th May

6-12 years – two weeks in March/April 2020 with AMI trainer Alison Awes
Each day 9am-4pm
Monday 30th March – Saturday 4th April and Monday 6th April to Thursday 9th April

Apply now.

How will I study?

  • Lectures and discussion with our trainers who are experienced Montessori teachers
  • Demonstrations of Montessori materials and resources
  • 9 hours of observation of children
  • Independent reading and study

Who can take this course?

  • You must be at least 18
  • We may interview applicants. This is usually done by phone or via Skype or similar

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
  • 9 hours of observation of children
  • Three 500 word essays

Discover how Montessori lets children reach their full potential with this inspirational course.

Apply now or book on an open afternoon to find out more.