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The inaugural AMI Assistants to Infancy (0 – 3) Diploma Course will be offered in New Zealand, starting in May 2021 until May 2022 with AMI Director of Training, Julia Hilson. 

If, due to COVID-19, the trainer is unable to travel from Australia to New Zealand in May, the first module will proceed on-line. 

Please find below as downloads, the course brochure, application form, and a list of essential background reading for the 0-3 course.

Applications are now being taken. Please complete the application form and return with the requested information. Students are required to be over 18 years of age.

MMEF are unable to accept International students for this diploma programme.


Training Faculty

Julia Hilson is an AMI-accredited Director of Training for the Assistants to Infancy (0-3). 

She completed her AMI Children’s House (3-6) Diploma in Hampstead 35 years ago! In the years following, she has established Centres and ran classes in the UK and Australia. She also completed her AMI (6-12) Diploma in Bergamo, her AMI (0-3) Diploma on the Gold Coast (Australia) – as well as attending the inaugural Educateurs sans Frontieres gathering at Citta De Castella in 1999. She holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood and a Masters Degree in Education and holds Teacher Registration credentials in Australia. 

As an AMI 0-3 Director of Training Julia has completed Diploma Courses in Australia, UK, Japan, India and South Africa. She has also completed Assistants Courses in Australia, New Zealand, UK, South Africa, The Gambia and Nigeria. In between training Julia works as a Consultant in the Torres Strait Islands Aboriginal Communities and Long Day Care settings in Australia.  







Carli Hausler, 0-3 Trainer in Training, will be the Course Assistant. 

AMI 0-3 Brochure May 2021.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.4 MB
AMI 0-3 Application Form May 2021.pdf
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AMI 0-3 Course Faculty, Dates & Fees May
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AMI 0-3 Welcome Letter May 2021.pdf
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