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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. With the mounting question of when our overseas trainer will be able to enter New Zealand, MMEF have made the decision to offer the first two modules (in 2021) online. 

Next year (2022) there will be a four week face-to-face module (scheduled for January 2022) concluding with a two week face-to-face module in May 2022.

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. 


It has taken a wee while around the COVID-19 lockdowns this year; still, MMEF have secured an ideal Auckland venue for the inaugural AMI 0-3 Diploma commencing in May 2021 with AMI 0-3 trainer Julia Hilson. We couldn't be more delighted. 

The location will be Royal Oak, Auckland. The course venue is the Kauri Room at the C.C.S. head office. 

The chosen venue offers a light, spacious ambiance that is central for those travelling within Auckland. The venue is also conveniently close to the motorway, for those joining us from other locations, and within walking distance to shops, cafes, and a range of accommodation options. 


AMI 0-3 Brochure May 2021.pdf
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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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