Integrating Montessori Practice (IMP): Philosophy & Practice

If you are an early years educator or qualified teacher wishing to add Montessori to your practice this could be the right course for you. MCI has developed this innovative blended learning course in response to demand from employers within the Montessori community. Study flexibly at your own pace with support from a dedicated tutor(s) and choose materials practice that is convenient to you.

  • Blended Learning programme combining online study using our innovative virtual learning environment, with face to face materials practice.

  • Study flexibly in your own time.

  • Complete within one year.

  • Choose to study with our Host Centres across the UK and Internationally.

  • Certificate awarded by Montessori Centre International (MCI).

Entry Requirements:

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Have a licence to practice and/or full and relevant early years qualification at Level 3 or above as listed on the DfE database e.g. CACHE Diploma, BA (Hons) Early Years Practice, PGCE or QTS, or overseas qualification equivalent (statement of comparability for international qualifications may be required).
  • If English is not your first language you should be able to demonstrate competency at level B2 of the Common European Framework (CEF) proficiency levels.

Integrating Montessori Practice (IMP): Infant Specialism, Birth to Three Years

The IMP: Infant Specialism (birth to three years) course has been developed specifically for practitioners who have gained qualifications (Level 3 and above/licence to practice) and have experience working with children, preferably with infants. MCI has developed this innovative blended learning course for professionals to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the development and caring of infants, supporting educators to focus their study on this highly important period of the child’s life.

  • Blended Learning programme combining online study using our innovative virtual learning environment, with face to face practical sessions.

  • Study flexibly in your own time.

  • Complete within three to six months and organise the practical component to suit you.

  • Choose to study with our Host Centres across the UK and Internationally.

  • Certificate awarded by Montessori Centre International (MCI).

Entry Requirements:

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Have a licence to practice and/or full and relevant early years qualification at Level 3 or above as listed on the DfE database e.g. CACHE Diploma, BA (Hons) Early Years Practice, PGCE or QTS, or overseas qualification equivalent (statement of comparability for international qualifications may be required).
  • If you have an overseas qualification you can have it mapped against the full and relevant criteria by UK NARIC.

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Integrating Montessori Practice (IMP) – Home-based Education & Childminding

Sector Consultation:

Integrating Montessori Practice (IMP) – Home-based Education & Childminding, new for 2022

We are keen to invite our networks to take part in the next stage of our course development process for our newest qualification outline. Having now reached the stage of scrutiny and evaluation, as we add the final touches to our Integrating Montessori Practice (IMP) specialism in Home-based Practice and Childminding, we welcome experienced practitioners to share with us in this important phase of designing this community-relevant and much in-demand training programme.

The course operates as a professional development opportunity through a series of connected, blended learning modules developed specifically for practising, registered childminders who already have gained their early years practitioner or qualified teacher qualifications. (Additionally, other pre-requisite child-minding qualifications can be accepted for entry). The content of this course helps practitioners to gain knowledge of the Montessori pedagogical principles and offers practical ideas on how to prepare the home – based environment to serve the child’s holistic development through Montessori activities.

If you are interested to learn more, contribute your thoughts and evaluations into our final course design or take part in our pilot programme, please do contact info@montessori.org.uk

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Integrating Montessori Practice (IMP) – Leadership 
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