Established in 1992, Bournemouth Montessori Centre (BMC) is one of the foremost providers of Montessori teacher training and offers a fully rounded, affordable college-based course leading to a Montessori Diploma (birth to six years old) (level 4) containing Early Years Educator (level 3).
We are a small friendly Centre that is proud of our academic success led by highly experienced Montessori trainers. Our Academic Director, Martha Mason, established our courses over 20 years ago after gaining the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), originally established by Dr Montessori.
We aim to enable students to grow in their self-esteem, confidence and to feel safe, supported and secure whilst studying. Each student will be respected as an individual and guided to reach their full potential.
We welcome applicants of all ages from 16 years upwards. There are a high percentage of mature students who come to BMC from other professions to retrain. The diversity of both age and background of the students enriches the learning environment.
BMC offers a unique opportunity to study in small groups in friendly surroundings. Our individual approach equips students with the skills to be confident, competent and professional.
We are inspected by School Inspection Service (SIS) with Early Years Educator element being Ofqual recognised through Innovate Awarding. Our School Inspection Service report states:'The training institute, along with the adjacent nursery, benefits from excellent administrative procedures and committed, well qualified and enthusiastic staff. The buildings and grounds are maintained to a very high standard and are wholly appropriate for the courses and activities which are undertaken. Students are strongly affirmative of the benefits of their courses and the care and support shown to them by tutors and staff. Teaching, which is of high quality, is characterised by deep knowledge and understanding of the Montessori ethos and principles. All requirements relevant to United Kingdom Borders Agency (UKVI) are met.'
A graduate says of her Montessori course at BMC. "It was the most rewarding and enriching year of my life. Since graduating from the Bournemouth Montessori Centre my qualification has allowed me to manage a Montessori accredited nursery and has enabled me to balance a satisfying career and family life".