Montessori in Practice


Montessori in Practice certificate is designed for those practitioners who work in Early Years, if you already hold Early Years Educator, Qualified Teacher or other full and relevant early years qualification at Level 3 or above on the DfE database e.g CACHE Diploma, BA (Hons) Early Years Practice, PGCE or QTS and wish to add to your professional portfolio of continuous development, or to support your future or current employment in a Montessori environment then this is the course for you.


You will study through live online lectures, assessed written work, reflection through teaching and activity plans and a final philosophy assessment.

On completion of your course, you will receive a certificate and a transcript that evidences the theory, knowledge and transfer of skills into practice that you have evidenced. This will compliment any more formal qualifications you already hold.

Early years training


Montessori Philosophy and Curriculum, Birth – 7 years

Students will study and develop secure theoretical and conceptual knowledge and understanding of the Montessori philosophy and curriculum, and its relevance to policy, practice, and service provision. Throughout the course students have extensive opportunities to examine and use the Montessori materials, allowing them to truly understand their purpose in the Montessori classroom and to develop and recognise the importance of observing and connecting developmental stages to a child’s needs and interests. Students will examine and understand the following Montessori curriculum areas;How to use and prepare the Montessori classroom and resources, Activities of Everyday Living, Creativity, Education of the Senses, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Literacy and Numeracy.

Philosophy in Practice:

Putting the knowledge of the philosophy and the curriculum  forms a central point of practical integration for the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes developed over the course of the training and aims to provide students with opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the Montessori philosophy and curriculum. Within your work setting, you will be asked to do tasks related to your assessments into practice, working with the Montessori presentations and the children and reflect on these. To evidence your understanding of putting the philosophy into practice your will share your final assessment with your course tutor by participating in a learning tour with them in the setting and allocating time for them to observe you working in the setting for up to 2 hours. This is a relaxed and collaborative process that enables you to reflect on your understanding and learning through a positive experience.

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Course Registration

To register for a place, please complete and return the Registration form to Liz Barclay, course administrator e:

and pay the £100 registration fee ( non-refundable) via BACS transfer.

Upon receipt of your completed Registration Form and Fee, you will be invited to attend an interview, either in person, virtual or telephone.

Course Enrolment

Once you have been offered and accepted a place on your chosen course, candidates will be required to:

  • Complete an Enrolment Form
  • Undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Complete a Suitability Declaration
  • Make Course fee payment

Course Fee: £1,200.00

Payment plans are available please contact us for more information.

Admissions policy

We are committed to fair admissions and access by recruiting students regardless of their social, cultural, or economic background.

Our admissions policy sets out the principles and procedures we use to admit new students for all courses offered by the training centre.