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Montessori at Home


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.

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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.

Course Staff

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Laura Heap

Laura joined the MCI team in 2014 and is the Digital Education Project Manager for Open Learning. She has two young children at home and co-wrote this course to support fellow parents who may want to implement a Montessori approach but might be unsure where to start. Laura has background in education and completed a Masters in Digital Education in 2013.

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Barbara Isaacs

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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