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.

  • Runs over 4 weekends (6-12 course over 3 long weekends)
  • 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 , Cardiff and Dublin.

Course fees 2019-2020: £890 (or £825 in one instalment)

Upcoming courses:

0-3 years – March-April 2020
4 Weekends, Friday 6pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 9am-2pm
13th-15th March, 27th-29th March, 3rd-5th April, 24th-26th April

3-6 years – September-November 2019 – Cardiff, Wales
4 Weekends, Saturday and Sunday 9am-5:30pm
21st-22nd September, 12th-13th October, 9th-10th November, 23rd-24th November 2019

3-6 years – October-December 2019 – London
4 Weekends, Saturday and Sunday 9am-5:30pm
5th-6th October, 19th-20th October, 16th – 17th November, 30th November – 1st December 2019

6-12 years- October 2019 and April 2020 with AMI trainer Alison Awes
3 long weekends each day 9am-4pm
Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th October 2019
Friday 25th – Sunday 27th October 2019
Saturday 4th – Wednesday 8th April 2020

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 interview all applicants, usually 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.