AMI Montessori 0-3 Orientation Certificate

The AMI Montessori 0-3 Orientation course

Course Description

The Association Montessori Internationale Assistants to Infancy Course is intended as an introduction to the philosophy and practice of the Montessori approach for the child under the age of three. This course is helpful for administrators, classroom assistants, nannies, doulas, carers and childcare professionals and anyone interested in human development in the critical first years of life. It is an invaluable insight into the child for parents, parents-to-be and grandparents. It is an ideal foundation for those who may be interested in taking the AMI Assistants to Infancy training (studying pregnancy, birth and the child until the age of three).

Course content includes reading and discussion on Montessori pedagogy such as freedom and self-discipline, the importance of the prepared environment, the role of the adult and order. Toileting, movement and language are also studied as they contribute to a child’s independent development.



AMI Montessori 0-3 Orientation Certificate


Qualification Authorising Body

Association Montessori Internationale

The Certificate is awarded by the Association Montessori Internationale and does not form part of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

AMI is considered the worldwide leader in Montessori education. Its certified training is acknowledged for its rigour and the Certificate is internationally recognised.

The Certificate does not automatically qualify the holder to work as an Early Childhood Educator or Assistant. The State or Country in which the Certificate holder wishes to work may have other requirements that must be fulfilled.


  • Sara Brady


Delivery Mode
The course components include lecture, reading and discussion and practical activities for a total of 60 hours. There are nine additional hours of observation, and students must submit an observation report, three short papers and handmade materials during the course.
In the current Covid-19 Pandemic and the challenges this brings, this course will be delivered online with the approval of AMI.
Dates and times


Friday 5th June: 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday 6th June: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Friday 19th June: 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Friday 3rd July: 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Friday 17th July: 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday 18th July: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Friday 31st of July: 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Friday 14th August: 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday 15th August: 9:00am to 4:00pm


You will be required to be online on Fridays between 6:00pm – 8:00pm  and Saturdays between 2:00pm – 4:00pm, the reminder of the time will be spent reading and researching, completing observations, material making and participating in group discussions (live and written).   

 Log in details will be provided to students.

The “face to face” aspects facilitating connection are still present with synchronous (in real time) online components as well as times for you to complete tasks independently.

Applications now closed. Please contact the office to be put on a waitlist. 


Entry Requirement
Course outline and completion requirements


Course Fees
$1,300 (Excluding materials and books)