In September 2019, UK Montessori training providers will come together to deliver a Montessori annual conference at London’s QEII Centre, in the heart of Westminster.
The Montessori Conference 2019 will take place on 28th September 2019 and will mark the 100-year milestone of Montessori training in the UK. Montessori Centre International (MCI), Maria Montessori Institute (MMI), Bournemouth Montessori Centre (BMC) and The Montessori Partnership will host a large-scale, flagship event in one of the UK’s most prestigious conference spaces.
London’s QEII Centre has capacity for around 750 delegates. 14 different breakout sessions are planned, and a globally recognised list of keynote speakers will be announced from January. Further event details, including early bird ticket information, will follow.
Barbara Isaacs, MCI’s Global Ambassador said: “Montessori Centre International is proud to co-sponsor this important conference which will focus on the relevance of Montessori education today and in the future and demonstrate the significant contribution the Montessori approach can bring to the child and society.”
Louise Livingston, MMI’s Director of Training said: The Maria Montessori Institute is delighted to join other UK Training providers in celebrating 100 years of Montessori training in the UK. This innovative approach continues to be relevant today – it supports children to develop a life-long love of learning, grow into critical thinkers, and become active citizens and custodians of the world in which they live.
Martha Mason and Charlotte Warren BMC Directors said: “Bournemouth Montessori Centre is delighted to be on the Steering Committee of this dynamic and exciting joint conference to celebrate 100 years of Montessori education in the UK. As Dr Montessori wrote ‘This is education which feeds a peaceful revolution and unites all in a common aim. This is the bright new hope for mankind’.
Helen Prochazka, Director, The Montessori Partnership said: “With its cosmic curriculum, its focus on independent learning and its gift of firing children’s creative imaginations, Montessori education is uniquely equipped to prepare today’s children for life in the global community. This is a significant conference, and the Montessori Partnership is excited to be one of the hosts.”
About Montessori Centre International (MCI) Montessori Centre International (MCI) is a provider of Montessori and Early Years Training and has trained 4,000 students over 20 years. MCI offers a range of nationally recognised qualifications including the Cache Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy – birth to seven (Early Years Educator) and has been delivering the Foundation Degree in Montessori Early Childhood Practice since 2009. Our blended learning approach combines face-to-face and online learning using our innovative Virtual Learning Environment. We also provide courses for childminders and parents, and free online open learning courses.
MCI is part of Montessori St Nicholas, a UK charity that carries out social impact work, a membership programme and since 2008, an accreditation and evaluation board which guarantees the quality of Montessori settings.
About Maria Montessori Institute (MMI) The Maria Montessori Institute promotes and delivers authentic Montessori education, as first developed by Maria Montessori. It is the only UK training provider to deliver the Association Montessori International (AMI) Diploma, an internationally recognised qualification.
The courses delivered by the Maria Montessori Institute have evolved directly from those first delivered by Dr Montessori and her son Mario between 1919 and 1951.The Maria Montessori Institute offers a BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood with Montessori Pedagogy in collaboration with the University of East London, AMI Diploma courses and AMI Assistants courses renowned for their academic excellence. It also runs five exemplar Montessori schools in London for children aged 2 to 12.
About Bournemouth Montessori Centre (BMC) Bournemouth Montessori Centre provides authentic Montessori training for local, national and international students in our Centre on the south coast of England. We offer a unique opportunity to study in small face to face groups. BMC runs full and part time Montessori Diploma courses incorporating Early Years Educator. We also house an authentic and accredited Montessori Children’s House from birth to six years. BMC are trustees and council members of Montessori Education UK, a national standards body for Montessori education in this country.
About The Montessori Partnership The Montessori Partnership’s teacher training is just three removes from that delivered by Maria Montessori and remains true to her thinking and practice even as it evolves to meet the needs of modern children. Courses are face-to-face or a combination of flexible and open learning. We award nationally recognised qualifications, offer CPD and parent workshops, and are enriched by our international student body. With individualised support our students realise their potential to become reflective, observant and practised Montessori professionals. The Montessori Partnership is a council member of Montessori Education (UK).