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How to support my child attending a Montessori nursery

This free course for parents looks at how children can be supported at nursery. Exploring topics from starting nursery to moving on to school, this course will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to give your child the best support.

About This Course

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How can you help your child settle into a nursery?

After completing the course you will be able to visit a Montessori nursery...

Please note this course is staffed and running in early 2019 for three weeks. However you can access the course any time after this and complete in your own time. This course takes about 2 hours to complete an you will have a minimum of one month access.

What You'll Learn

This course will cover: What support will make a difference?; Advice from nursery managers/owners; Changes to the home; Transitions at nursery; Moving on to Primary school.


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

Course Staff

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Jeremy Clarke

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 the Leader of E-Learning and a tutor to distance learning students. He is also an assessor for MEAB. 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.

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Where do I study this course?

All our courses on this site are fully online which means you can sign up today and get started straight away from the comfort of your home or on the go!