A.M.I. 0-3 Orientation Certificate Course 

 Online format - evenings and weekends

October - December 2021


 A.M.I. 0-3 Trainer - Julia Hilson 


The Association Montessori Internationale 0-3 Orientation Certificate Course is designed to give an overview of the 0-3 tamaiti (child) and a clear understanding of the Montessori philosophy regarding tamariki (children) from birth to three years. During this course you will discover how the Montessori principles and practice can help tamariki reach their full potential.


Who is the Course for?

This course is extremely informative for parents, whānau, kaiako and other professionals working with parents, babies and tamariki under three years. The course will support and empower:

  • ECE trained kaiako working alongside those from birth to three years.
  • Kaiako working in a Montessori Nido or Infant Community.
  • Parents and whānau of tamariki from birth - three years.

Further, the course may provide essential information for Montessori centre owners and administrators.


The course presents an overview of the development of the tamaiti in accordance with Dr  Montessori's principles and philosophy. Particular emphasis is given to the development and 'unfolding of life' from birth to three years.


Dates of the Course

The course will be offered over 10 days plus independent study:   

October: Sunday 31st 

November: Monday 1st, Sunday 7th, Thursday 11th, Sunday 14th, Monday 22nd, Thursday 25th & Monday 29th.

December: Thursday 2nd & Sunday 5th. 


Weekdays 5.00 - 8.30p.m. Weekends 1.00-4.30p.m.

Plus an additional 20 hours off-line study (to be completed independently) plus 9 hours of observations. 


AMI 0-3 Director of Training - Julia Hilson

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.


Following several visits to remote Indigenous communities she moved with her family to Thursday Island (Far North Queensland) and established a Montessori stream at Tagai State College in the Torres Strait in 2009. This initiative has now grown to include 3 substantial Montessori Classes within the Tagai Primary School and  11 Parent/Toddler Groups on separate Islands throughout the Torres Strait. Four years ago Julia helped establish a Montessori Environment in the remote Aboriginal Community called Lockhart River for the Puuya Foundation.

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. 


Registration Details  

Download the 0-3 Orientation Certificate brochure here. To register online click here


We look forward to welcoming you on the course! 


Go back to Courses and click on the Course OutlineCourse Venue & Course Dates for information about the AMI 3-6 Diploma and AMI 0-3 Assistants to Infancy Diploma