AMI 3-6 Certificate Course, April 17th – 28th 2018 (9 days) Auckland

The on-line registration form is now available – simply click on the link to register

To download the course brochure – click on 


AMI 3-6 Trainer – Carol Potts


Who is the Course for?

  • parents of children aged 2.5 – 6 years
  • ECE teachers working in a 3-6 Montessori environment who would like to gain an AMI Certificate
  • administrators and trustees with a profound interest in the 3-6 age child
  • anyone considering studying for the AMI 3-6 Diploma.

When is it?

Tuesday 17th to Saturday 21st April, 24th & 26th – 28th April (9 days). This allows for time in between to complete the 9 hours of observation.



Yarnton House, Royal Oak & Glendowie Montessori Pre-school. See course brochure for full details.


AMI 0-3 Certificate Course, September 3rd – 7th & 11th - 14th  2018 (9 days) Auckland

The on-line registration form is now available – click on the link to register. To download the course brochure click on


AMI 0-3 Trainer - Julia Hilson


Who is the Course for?

The intention of the 0-3 Certificate Course is to help interested adults become able assistants in a Montessori Nido or Infant Community. The task of the assistant is to support and help the guide (Director/Directress) to maintain the equilibrium within the class and to offer follow-up work with the children, to engage in language with the children and help maintain the order within the environment. 

On this course students learn how to:

- observe 

- and when to intervene (and when not to!)

- acquire the ability to aid children as they become increasingly independent, "any unnecessary help is a hindrance to development"

- gain knowledge of Montessori's approach to Freedom & Discipline

- gain children's trust

- understand the importance of the indoor and outdoor environment

- appreciate the importance of food and food preparation

And much more...



September 3rd – 7th & 11th - 14th 2018 (9 days). This allows 3 days for the 9 hours of observation in between. 



The Venue for the 3-6 Diploma starting in July 2018 will be Lotus Sanctuary, Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, Auckland. Kawai Purapura  also offers accommodation onsite:


Go back to Courses and click on the Course OutlineCourse Venue & Course Dates for information about the AMI 3-6 Diploma Course starting in July, 2018!