A.M.I. 0-3 Orientation Certificate with 0-3 AMI Trainer  Julia Hilson

January 30th - March 1st 2024

Course Underway



 Who is the Course for?

  •  Anyone with an interest in human development relating to the first        three years of life.
  •  The course is an essential aid for kaiako, centre owners, administrators       and professionals working with tamariki under three years.
  •  The course also offers invaluable insights for parents, whānau and kaiako         regarding development from birth to three years.

 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 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. 


A.M.I. 3-6 Orientation Certificate

with 3-6 AMI Trainer Carol Potts


August 12th - September 13th 2024


       Weekdays - Tuesdays & Thursdays evenings @ 5.45p.m. - 9.00p.m. 

August: 13th - 30th 

                                                                   September: 3rd - 12th 

                                                                                 30 hours online and approximately 30 hours of independent study. 

                                                                                Plus 9 hours of observation tasks.

                                                                             The course brochure and online booking form will be available here soon.


AMI 3-6 Director of Training - Carol Potts

Carol is an AMI 3-6 Trainer. She is a trustee of the Maria Montessori Education Foundation, the affiliated AMI training centre in Aotearoa, New Zealand. She is an AMI examiner, consultant and mentor and has offered workshops and training in Australia, Japan & China.

When not training Carol delights in offering mentoring support to kaiārahi/guides in 2.5. - 6 environments. These current experiences with tamariki and their whānau validates the profundity and the benefits of supporting development, the Montessori way. 

Carol is the Director of Training for the current 3-6 Diploma in New Zealand, concluding in August 2024. She is also one of the AMI training faculty in Beijing, China. The next AMI 3-6 Diploma, in N. Z. will commence in April 2025 until August 2026 - dates to be announced soon!


Please find the Course brochure with further details about the 3-6 Orientation Certificate here and the online booking form here


 We look forward to welcoming you to the MMEF courses and workshops in 2024!