A.M.I. 3-6 Orientation Certificate


August 6th - September 5th 2024


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

August: 6th - 30th September: 3rd - 5th 

             30 hours online and approximately 30 hours of independent study. 

                                        Plus 9 hours of observation tasks.


The Association Montessori Internationale 3-6 Orientation Certificate Course is designed to offer an overview of the 3-6 tamaiti (child) and a clear understanding of Montessori's pedagogy and approach to supporting the creative development of tamariki (children) from three to six years. During this course you will discover how the Montessori principles and practice support tamariki to reach their full potential and develop their unique personality.


Who is the Course for?

  • This course is suitable for anyone seeking a further understanding of the Montessori approach to children's development. 
  • ECE trained kaiako (teachers) in a Montessori setting.
  • Parents, whānau, nannies, carers and professionals working with young tamariki.
  • The course could offer complimentary guidance for Montessori centre owners and administrators

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 year 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. 


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!