About This Course
This course is the starting point for those who are at home with children of any age. While it covers the basic Montessori principles to consider indoors, it is packed with useful advice and ideas for any parent or carer who find themselves at home with children. It covers activities that can be done in small spaces, with siblings or while you work, alongside plenty of practical ideas and advice from Montessori home-school families and expert tutors. It's the perfect course for a rainy day or if you find yourself at home longer term.
What You'll Learn
This course will cover: Basic Montessori principles to consider indoors; A snapshot from Montessori home schoolers; Activities that can be done within limits; Ways to incorporate Montessori into everyday life; Tried and tested ideas (with underlying principles) from our expert tutors.
There are no requirements to take this course, just an interest in education and childcare at home.
Jeremy joined the MCI academic team in 2013. He previously taught in Nursery and Reception age classes for 13 years and was at Gorton Mount Primary when it became the first state school in the UK to adopt the Montessori approach. At MCI he is Head of Digital Education. He is also an assessor for MEAB, the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board. He received his BA (QTS) in Environmental Science and Outdoor Studies in Ambleside. He completed his Montessori Diploma at MCI. Jeremy will be online every week to respond to the discussion.
Barbara joined the newly established MCI in 1998 after training Montessori teachers both at Montessori St Nicholas and London Montessori Centre. She was also a proprietor of Seedlings Montessori Nursery in Oxfordshire for fifteen years. Until July 2018 she served as the Chief Education Officer for Montessori Centre International and the Senior Accreditation Officer for the Montessori Accreditation and Evaluation Board. Barbara is now the Global Ambassador for Montessori St Nicholas.
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