Career opportunities within the Maria Montessori Institute
Thank you for your interest in the Maria Montessori Institute. In addition to promoting the latest Head Office career opportunities, this page is here to guide you through the application process and provide background information that may be useful.
The Maria Montessori Institute provides authentic AMI Montessori teacher training, schools and reaches out to underprivileged communities.
The Maria Montessori Institute runs an exemplar Montessori school at various sites in London where children aged 2 to 12 years experience the authentic Montessori approach delivered by AMI trained teachers.
The school, established in 1965, is located on several sites in North and West London and offers an authentic Montessori education for children from 2 to 12 years.
- Hampstead -Lyndhurst Gardens, NW3
- West Hampstead -Abbey Road, NW6
- Homsey Rise (Crouch End) -Ashley Road, N19
- Bayswater -St Petersburgh Place, W2
- Holland Park -Nottingdale Square, Wll
- Notting Hill -Powis Gardens, Wll
The Maria Montessori Institute Training Programme
The Maria Montessori Institute is proud of the academic excellence of their courses, delivered by highly qualified, experienced trainers who have all undertaken the AMI Trainer of Trainers programme.
The Institute also supports Montessori inspired outreach projects in the UK and overseas aiming to apply Montessori principles beyond the boundaries of school to help all children.
What is Montessori?
If you have ever wondered what Montessori, is read on ... A place designed for children - everything in a Montessori 'nursery' is designed to allow children to do things by themselves - all the equipment is child-sized and the activities are laid out on low shelves that are easily accessible. The environment is aesthetically pleasing and is meticulously cared for which encourages the children to take care of it too.
Mixed ages - children between the ages of 2½ and 6 are grouped together in one class. The younger children learn from watching the older children and the older ones benefiting by helping the younger children allowing children to develop socially, intellectually and emotionally.
Independence - children choose their activities independently and move from one activity to the next, returning things to the shelf after they have used them. There is an atmosphere of calm and young children concentrate for surprising periods of time and work individually, in groups or with a friend.
Unfettered time - there is no fixed 'timetable'. Children come together for group activities as the need and desire arises and at other times do their chosen activities for as long as they like. A specially trained adult - the teacher is trained in child development, the Montessori approach and observation. She observes the capacities and needs of each child and makes sure that each is given new and appropriate challenges as and when they are ready for them. When a difficulty arises she will step in and give just enough help to guide the child.
Children work at their own individual pace - the teacher will show children things to do when they are ready developmentally so that each child moves at his own pace, developing skills effortlessly.
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