Our courses aim to provide students with a complete knowledge and understanding of Dr. Maria Montessori's philosophy and practice and also current legislation. These courses are of interest to people of all ages who wish to find out about the Montessori Method. Past students have become Montessori teachers; started Montessori schools of their own; gone abroad to teach; gone abroad to nanny; become nannies in the UK; have volunteered in third world countries or put their Montessori knowledge to good use in their chosen profession.
A graduate writes:
"I believe that the Montessori philosophy is not only a wonderful way of helping a child to learn and fulfil themselves, but also it gives the adult the opportunity to re-evaluate his or her life. I was told 'this course has the ability to change the direction of your life.' I never knew how true that would be!
We are taught that observation of the child, in the Montessori environment, is one of the most important areas. By this we are also learning ourselves to become more open to new ideas and it gives us time to look at ourselves objectively. I have gained so much from the Diploma course; I have learned a huge amount about my strengths, weaknesses and myself, such an important part of the Montessori philosophy. The course, like the Montessori classroom has a mixed age group, mixed backgrounds, ideas and upbringings. All of these can, and need to be learned from and we should always be open to new ideas and learning.
My Montessori Diploma has allowed me to travel internationally. I was lucky enough to have the help of the Montessori College to organise one of my placements in Brisbane, Australia, and am now working in India - what a distant dream that was. "