Thursday, October 6, 2022

MMEF News So Much to Update, Where to Begin?


Kia Ora Koutou MMEF Supporters,

We have many exciting updates for you in this month's MMEF news...

0-3 Assistants to Infancy Diploma - Brisbane

The students have just completed their second face-to-face module and look extremely refreshed if I might add considering how hard they've all been working.

During this module, they covered the communities (infant and toddler) album and the foundation of the personality development album. This meant a lot of practice hours in the model environment as they created presentations for all the wonderful experiences that can be offered to infants and toddlers. 

Paper writing and material making too were intense as they steadily prepared for their next module of exams. Kia kaha pēnei Maramatahi/go well in January!

Staying with the 0-3 theme, we've received a few inquiries about the next 0-3 Assistants to Infancy Diploma in the region - click here for details of the next one being offered in Sydney with 0-3 trainer Sara Brady, commencing December 2022 - January 2024. 

3-6 Diploma - Auckland

A few late applications for the AMI 3-6 Diploma, commencing in January 2023 have resulted in extending the deadline for application submissions to November 1st. 

We've been thrilled with the applicants so far and thank you all for spreading the word. If you, or anyone you know that has a profound interest in the development of young tamariki, please direct them here to download the application pack today! 

Accommodation - Can You Assist?  MMEF will have international students and others joining us from the regions outside of Auckland; if you know of anyone who may be able to assist with accommodation for our students, we would love to hear from you at Click here for the course dates.  

Director of Training, Carol Potts visits San Lorenzo

We wish Director Training, Carol Potts safe travels as she represents MMEF at the forthcoming 5-day trainer's meetings in Perugia, Italy later this month. 

Carol will be spending time at the Maria Montessori Institute in London, plus imbibing Montessori's history with a visit to the first Casa dei Bambini in San Lorenzo,Rome. Keep an eye on the MMEF Facebook page for reels and updates!

Montessori Opportunity - Whangarei

Did you see this on the Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand and MMEF Facebook pages? 

Amazing Opportunity:

  • Are you an experienced ECE kaiako? 
  • Are you AMI 3-6 qualified or looking to be so? 
  • Are you interested in establishing your own Montessori 3-6 environment in Whangarei? 

Support is being offered to someone that answers 'yes' to each of the above. All of the Montessori materials required to establish a 3-6 prepared environment are available for use plus an ongoing career opportunity is possible for the suitable applicant. Please email for further information.

Proposed AMI 0-3 & 3-6 Orientation Certificate Courses for 2023

MMEF has been liaising with trainers regarding the next AMI Orientation Certificates for 2023. 

At this stage, we're proposing the next 3-6 Orientation Certificate in May ONLINE format for the following:
May 8th - 13th & 22nd - 27th, 2023. 
The format proposed will be four evenings per week - Monday - Thursday 6p.m - 9.00p.m. and Saturday morning 9-12p.m. (10 days)  This will equate to 30 hours online plus 30 hours of independent study. 
The week of the 15th-21st May will be allocated to students carrying out the required 9 hours of observation.

The dates for the 0-3 Orientation Certificate, proposed for the early part of 2023 ONLINE are being finalised now and will be announced shortly.

Stay well and ngā manaakitanga,