MCI are leaders in providing accredited Montessori teacher training.

“Students are encouraged to develop their self-awareness and to become reflective and creative practitioners. In particular, they are encouraged to develop an awareness of, and respect for, cultural diversity reflecting the global nature of the Montessori movement. Relations between students and their tutors and within the student body are excellent. This is something that the college has nurtured by providing a friendly and supportive environment in which the welfare of its students is of paramount importance.” Schools Inspection Service Report, 2014

St Nicholas Montessori Training Ltd, trading as Montessori Centre International is subject to review by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

Click on the link below to read the full report from our latest QAA review in November 2018, which identifies seven areas of good practice and a commended judgement for the enhancement of student learning opportunities. 

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Click here to read our latest review report

Click here to read our action plan in response to our QAA Review

Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy Birth to Seven (Early Years Educator) Level 3 & Level 4

The Diploma EYE qualification has been approved by the National College for Teaching and Leadership as meeting the full and relevant criteria required for those wishing to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators. The Level 3 and Level 4 Diplomas are accredited by  NCFE CACHE  and Crossfields Institute.



The qualification was developed jointly between Montessori Centre International, Crossfields Institute, an education charity specialising in holistic and integrative education, and NCFE CACHE the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education sector. This is the first Montessori qualification to be regulated by Ofqual 

Foundation Degree and Cert HE in Montessori Early Childhood Practice

The FdA  was validated by London Metropolitan University in 2009 and was has been successfully revalidated in 2013 and 2018. It was developed to meet the demand in the work place for well qualified Montessori Early Childhood specialists who can demonstrate high levels of professional competence and apply knowledge and skills effectively in practice. It provides a degree level qualification for the Montessori community.