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How to choose a Montessori nursery for my child


About This Course

Choosing a nursery for your child can be a tricky time for parents, with so many choices available it can also be an overwhelming time. This course is designed to help you identify what makes a Montessori nursery different, how it can help your child and family in making this big step, and how you can be confident in your choice. It will include some mythbusting – much has been written about Montessori education, we will help you get to the facts.

After completing the course you will be able to visit a Montessori nursery equipped with the knowledge to make a decision on whether it is right for your child, and have a deeper understanding of how and why they are run as they are.

Please note this course is staffed and running from 10th February 2020 for three weeks. However you can access the course any time after this and complete in your own time. The course takes about 2 hours to complete and you will have a minimum of one month access to the course after you start.

What You'll Learn

This course will cover: How to find Montessori nurseries; Mythbusting – sorting fact from fiction; What to look for in the nursery; Visiting the nursery; Questions to ask; Making your choice.


There are no requirements to take this course, just an interest in parenting and education.

Course Content

This course was written for MCI by Jeremy Clarke and Barbara Isaacs. It is supported by Millie James.

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Where do I study this course?

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Tags: Families, parents, childcare, nursery, pre-school, everyone, daycare