Short Courses, Workshops and Events


The Maria Montessori Institute is pleased to announce short courses for parents interested in understanding more about how the Montessori principles can be used in the home to nurture children’s development.

The courses, consisting of 6 sessions each, are aimed at parents and those planning to be parents. They will also be of interest to anyone who wants to know more about young children and their development.

MONTESSORI IN THE HOME (0-3) for Children from Birth to Three years

Explore why these early years are so important and are the critical foundation for lifelong learning.

Use the knowledge and practical wisdom of the Montessori approach to discover the child’s hidden potential.

Dates and details of the next Montessori in the home 0-3 course TBC

MONTESSORI IN THE HOME (3-6) for Children from Three to Six years

Explore the tremendous potential present in the child aged three to six years and how to nurture it at home.

Use the knowledge and practical wisdom of the Montessori approach to support the child’s love of learning.

Course Details
Dates: 11th May – 22nd June 2019 (Every Saturday morning, apart from 15th June )
Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
Venue: Maria Montessori Institute – 41 Riding House Street, London W1W 7B

Fee: £270

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The Montessori approach to Dementia and Ageing aims to enhance the quality of life for people living with dementia by creating an environment in which individuals can do as much for themselves and others as possible, rather than having thing done to or for them.


Course details
Date: Friday 15th & Saturday 16th March 2019
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venue: Maria Montessori Institute, 41 Riding House Street London W1W 7BE

Standard Fee: £290

Tea/coffee during breaks and a light lunch will be provided.

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Registration is now CLOSED.

AMI Refresher Course 2019 – The Art and Science of Observation

Observation of the child is the foundation on which the entire Montessori approach rests. It is only through observation that we can elucidate the child’s inner drives and ‘provide motives for activity so well adapted to the child’s interest that they provoke his deep attention’.

Observation is both an art and a science that every Montessori teacher must acquire in order to help children to fulfil the promise gifted to them by nature.

In this year’s AMI Refresher we will explore the Montessori approach to observation including an introduction to the use of the Montessori work curves. The Refresher will be delivered as a hands-on workshop helping participants to acquire the practical skills needed for good Montessori practice. The workshop is most suitable for those currently working with children.

This workshop, presented by AMI Trainer, Louise Livingston, is suitable for all AMI Diploma holders and non-AMI Diploma holders.

Please note to be awarded the AMI Refresher Certificate you must hold an AMI Diploma, have valid AMI Membership and attend both days. Non-AMI Diploma holders will receive a Maria Montessori Institute Professional Development certificate of attendance.

Course Details

Dates: Friday 22nd  and Saturday 23rd  November 2019
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm 
Venue: Maria Montessori Institute – 41 Riding House Street, London W1W 7BE

Standard Fee: £130
Early Bird Fee: £115  Valid until 20th September 2019

Tea/coffee during breaks and a light vegetarian lunch will be provided.

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