To establish AMI training in New Zealand in order to prepare graduates to seek employment in Montessori schools both in Aotearoa, New Zealand and internationally.
The purposes of the MMEF are as follows:
MMEF is a registered Charitable Trust.
MMEF was accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) as a Private Training Establishment (PTE) in 2008.
MMEF is a signatory to The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary & International Learners) Code of Practice 2021. A copy of the MMEF's Pastoral Care Plan outlining a whole-of-provider approach to learner safety and well being can be found here.
MMEF is a Category 1 training provider, click here to read the latest NZQA External Evaluation Review.
The Management Team
A team of trustees made up of AMI trained staff from 0-3, 3-6 and 6-12 years, plus financial and business representation.
The Advisory Group
Representatives to advise on education and training matters and initiatives.
The Academic Team
MMEF faculty including the Director of Training and Course Administrator.
3-6 Trainer, New Zealand
Carol Potts completed the AMI Training of Trainers programme and is now the Director of Training for the 3-6 Diploma Course.
She has worked with young children for more than 25 years and delights in the opportunity to mentor and consult in 3-6 environments in between training courses. She is on the faculty of Peninsula Training Centre, Shenzhen and has offered Foundation & Certificate Courses and workshops in New Zealand, Australia, Japan and China.
Carol is on the Management Team of the Maria Montessori Education Foundation (MMEF).
Course administrator and student support
Additional trainers with different age level expertise will join MMEF to deliver AMI Orientation and Diploma Courses.
Visit this page to find out about all courses being offered by MMEF in 2023.