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Keep up to date with all the exciting news from The Montessori Group. From our social impact work to government initiatives and campaigning, the latest from our International Training Centre, and inspirational stories from the world of Montessori.

Group News

Montessori Articles & Reflections

Keep up to date with all the exciting news from The Montessori Group. From our social impact work to government initiatives and campaigning, the latest from our International Montessori Institute, and inspirational stories from the world of Montessori.

Introducing the International Montessori Institute, in partnership with Leeds Beckett University

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the UK’s first International Montessori Institute, in partnership with Leeds Beckett University’s Carnegie School of Education. The Institute will have the UK’s first dedicated undergraduate, masters and PhD courses in Montessori education, and the world’s first Professor of Montessori.

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Who We Are

The Montessori Group is a global leader in Montessori.  It supports quality Montessori provision throughout the world through training; quality assurance; support for families and practitioners, and social impact.

With the child at the heart of all it does, the Montessori Group works with governments, families, organisations and Montessori practitioners to ensure that the Montessori approach is as beneficial to society in the 21st century as it was in the 20th century.

Governance

Governance of the Montessori Group falls under the remit of the Board of Trustees of the charity Montessori St Nicholas.

The Trustees have independent control over, and legal responsibility for, the charity’s management and administration. The Board meets four times a year to oversee the work of the charity and its subsidiary.

Meet Our Trustees

The Board is supported by the Executive Team who are responsible for the day to day management of the Montessori Group.

Meet Our Executive Team

Group Structure

The Montessori Group consists of Montessori St Nicholas Charity and Montessori Centre International.

Montessori St Nicholas Charity is the trading name for St Nicholas Training Centre for the Montessori Method of Education Ltd, registered company number : 00531204, registered charity number: 313636. Registered office: Marlborough House, 38 Marlborough Place, London NW8 0PE.

Statutory Accounts

The latest set of Group Statutory accounts can be found here

What Do We Stand For?

Dr Maria Montessori’s vision of an education system that allows the child to reach its full potential; that instils a love of learning and curiosity about the world that is life-long; that puts the child at the centre, is one that, we believe, is as viable and needed today as it was 100 years ago.

In a world of that is rapidly changing and undergoing a digital revolution, with the consequences for humanity as far-reaching as those of the industrial revolution, Montessori provides an alternative pedagogy that will prepare children for the world in which they are growing up.

From learning the skills needed for future work, to an understanding of the necessity of respecting the natural world around us; from respect for the diversity of others to self-confidence and emotional resilience – the Montessori pedagogy covers them all.

Our vision is a world where every child is given the tools to grow into adults who will have a positive and transformational impact on the world.

The purpose of life is to obey the hidden command which ensures harmony among all and creates an ever better world. We are not created only to enjoy the world, we are created in order to evolve the cosmos.

Maria Montessori

The purpose of life is to obey the hidden command which ensures harmony among all and creates an ever better world. We are not created only to enjoy the world, we are created in order to evolve the cosmos.

Maria Montessori

What We Offer

The Montessori Group offers world-class training from diploma to degree level, partnerships, quality assurance, social impact and support for families and practitioners alike.

Training

Montessori Centre International is one of the world’s leading providers of Montessori and Early Years training, inspiring change through a universally recognised holistic approach to learning.

We offer a range of training opportunities, including nationally recognised qualifications, to both start new journeys and continue professional development in Montessori education. We also write and deliver bespoke training programmes.

Our blended learning approach allows a mix of online and face-to-face study, connecting students globally in a transformational way. Through our global network of accredited settings, which provide a public statement of quality, students can expect the highest quality of practical experience whether in their placement or practical workshop training.

Our tutors are simply passionate about what they do; providing quality teaching and supporting students through their journey every step of the way.

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Partnerships

Whether partnering with Universities and Governments or supporting Early Years settings, kindergartens and practitioners, MCI provides in-country, self-sustaining solutions for the delivery of quality education, training and accreditation – a future investment in early years learning.

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Social Impact

Dr Maria Montessori was not only an educator and scientist but also a champion of humanitarian causes.  We honour her work and legacy by having a range of social impact programmes that are allied and use Montessorian values to create social impact.

Collaboration is an important tenet of Montessori and we put collaborative relationships at the heart of all we do.

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Montessori Accreditation and Endorsement Framework (MAEF)

Recognition through our quality assurance scheme, known as the Montessori Accreditation and Endorsement Framework (MAEF), provides public recognition of quality educational provision which is innovative and relevant; it can help practitioners to make more informed decisions when looking for high-quality training or study and can help parents make more informed decisions about which Montessori setting to choose.

Achievement within the MAEF provides assurance to communities, illustrating that the educational provider maintains compliance with our standards, operating in accordance with well-defined and objective benchmarks, routed in authentic and sustainable Montessori practice.

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Support for Practitioners

We believe we need to address the status of the early years Montessori teacher – both in terms of being able to gain funding for their training and being paid in line with mainstream teachers. To do this:

  • We have supported the workforce survey relating to the review of the EYFS commissioned by the Early Years Coalition.
  • We have commissioned research from the OU focusing on Montessori workforce and quality of provision linked to qualification. The findings will give us an opportunity to highlight this issue to the public.
  • We are continuing to work with other early years organisations on this work.
  • We provide bursaries for those wishing to upskill or train as Montessori practitioners.
  • We provide free and low cost CPD through our open learning and other free online resources through our Montessori Network
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Support for Families

To support families we:

  • Provide free online resources through our open learning and the Montessori Network
  • Raise awareness of and encourage engagement of families in legislative and policy changes that we believe will have a negative impact on children e.g. the proposed changes on the Early Years Foundation Stage and proposed testing of 4-5 year olds.
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