The future of the world is in the classroom today.

Montessori Centre International is one of the UK’s leading providers of Montessori and Early Years training for UK and international students, inspiring change through a universally-recognised holistic approach to learning.

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A unique, CHILD-CENTRED approach to education.

Dr Maria Montessori saw that children learn best by doing and that happy self-motivated learners form positive images of themselves as confident, successful people. She created specially designed resources to foster independence and a love for learning from an early age.

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Tomorrow’s FUTURE is in the classroom today.

Whether you’ve just left school or are seeking a truly inspirational career change, MCI offers a range of training opportunities, including nationally recognised qualifications, to start your journey in Montessori education.

Which course is right for me?
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BA Hons degree

A 3 yr full-time course for those looking for a full Montessori qualification at degree level.

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Foundation degree

A 2 yr full-time course with part-time options for MCI graduates, studying towards a degree level qualification.

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Cert HE

A 1-2 yr flexible course for those wanting to start a career in Montessori education.

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Diploma EYE

A 1-2 yr Blended Learning course for those wanting to start a career in Montessori education.

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Over 65 years in TRANSFORMATIVE education.

Flexible blended learning approach

Blended learning allows a combination of online and face-to-face study. Have a look at the courses and find what would suit you best!

Courses to suit a range of lifestyles

We offer our students Blended Learning, flexible payment options and workshops throughout the UK and at international locations.

Inspiring placement-based learning

We have hand selected our placement settings to ensure our students get the highest quality practical experience.

Infectious enthusiasm from experienced tutors

Our tutors are simply passionate about what they do. Not only are they focused on high quality teaching, but also supporting students every step of the way.

Having a passion for life, discovery of self, understanding how a child grows and learns with attention to our sensitivities, abilities to understand others and ourselves… is the answer to my WHY MONTESSORI. It takes you down to the core of your soul and connects you to your own childhood… what better way to relate and understand other children than this. So for me, it was mainly to learn about WHY children are important for our future, HOW can I help guide/follow them and WHAT is the result. The result is magical because you feel absolutely amazing being ‘in service’ to others by following their needs and allowing them to be themselves.

Simona Da Silva | Foundation Degree

A few years ago, I was researching local nurseries and that’s when I really started learning about Maria Montessori and her method. After reading a few articles, I was sure about my next step in life, and I enrolled at MCI. I did the one year course and I haven’t lost a lesson, I was always looking forward to my evening classes and same like the children I do believe we learn from concrete experiences and having to work with the materials was definitely one of my biggest plus. I understood the learning and I felt so confident after studying with the MCI that I went on to open my own home based small Montessori nursery. I have to thank MCI team for giving me this amazing opportunity to learn and grow and giving me a solid base to open my business and being able to support myself.

Giulia Bodhi Tree

I am very honoured to have been awarded a Birts Bursary. For me, this bursary is invaluable and I know that it will help me feel greater freedom and enjoyment whilst I study for the Montessori Diploma over the next two years. It has given me an exciting opportunity that I would not have otherwise thought possible. It has definitely provided me with the best start to my Montessori journey.

Anisah Taylor | Birts bursary recipient

I am very pleased to be starting the Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy in February 2017. Having volunteered at a Montessori school last year, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career as a Montessori teacher. Being awarded a Birts bursary has made this possible and I feel grateful to have this contribution towards my course fees.

Briony Lyons | Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy

I have thoroughly enjoyed the course. The modules are interesting, challenging and supported by fun interactive workbooks on the Virtual Learning Environment.
The workload is manageable if you organise your time well. My personal tutor, Beverley has been wonderful: fun, very supportive and never too busy to help. I have enjoyed the group Skype chats which enables distance learners to share ideas and projects with each other face to face. The two-week apparatus workshop at MCI in London is intensive but you learn so much and it prepares you fully for the assessment. The tutors at MCI are all friendly and do their best to help the students through the sessions. This course is ideal if you want to gain a solid understanding of the Montessori philosophy and learn how to implement this successfully in your school setting. This course requires students to have a tenacious and self-motivated approach to study.

Fiona Ferreira | EYE Diploma