MMI Observation Course

This course is a scientific observation of children using techniques developed by Maria Montessori. Through discussion and practice, students gain a deeper understanding of the Montessori approach and how it is applied in the Children’s House.

Overview of the Course

  • Sessions will use data collected from direct classroom observations, which will be interpreted and analysed for use in responding to the child’s developmental needs
  • Students will apply the information gained from this scientific data when working with children and observe the outcomes
  • Observations will be used as a basis to explore Montessori theory and reflect on how it may be put into practice
  • Observations must take place in Children’s Houses led by an AMI Diploma holder

Course Format

You can choose to follow one of the following routes for this course:

  • Face-to-face: Friday afternoons during term time, 2:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Online* (including self-study):
    • Group A: Mondays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm every 2 weeks during term time
    • Group B: Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm every 2 weeks during term time
    • Group C: Wednesday, 11.30am – 13.30pm every 2 weeks during term time

*Students will be assigned to either Group A or Group B. Students will be expected to read or view specific resources and reflect on questions in preparation for the online session.

Training Dates & Fees

Award of MMI Diploma Certificate

The certificate is awarded to students who have satisfied the course requirements:

  • Final submission of 2 case studies to the required standard
  • Satisfaction of the 90% attendance requirement

Entry Requirements

Face-to-face format:

Online format:

  • AMI Montessori Diploma 3-6
  • Working in a Children’s House run by a teacher with an AMI Diploma for the duration of the course
  • Minimum of one-year experience working in a Children’s House

Applying for the Course

Please complete the application form online. On completion of the online form, you will need to email the following documents to support your application:

  • A personal statement (click to download and fill in) completed, and saved as a .pdf file.
  • Copy of your AMI Montessori Diploma 3-6, scanned and saved as a .pdf file.

For online course ONLY

  • Application closing date is 31st July. All applications will be reviewed after the closing date.
  • If you are selected for the course, you may be invited for a Skype interview. We will contact you to arrange the interview.
  • Spaces are limited and we cannot guarantee everyone a place.

Apply now for September 2019.