We offer an Advanced Montessori CPD training (Ages 6-12) that is internationally recognised and is a suitable qualification for a Montessori Advanced class teacher and is essential to anyone wishing to work as a Montessori teacher for this age range in the UK.
The course is fully accredited by Montessori Centre International (MCi) / St. Nicolas Montessori, the internationally recognised Montessori Teacher Training Institution in the UK.The course will provide an overview of important educational philosophies together with a detailed study of the Montessori philosophy and approach as it applies to the older child.
RMTC offers part-time courses, especially designed for anyone unable to attend a full time course. For just one night a week, plus some Saturdays per term, we offer fully accredited qualifications at an affordable rate. All student must already possess an Early Years Montessori qualification or equivalent.Each course runs over four terms with all annual holidays and half terms being recognized throughout the course.The Advanced Course is taught inside one of the most well established and prestigious Montessori Junior Schools in the Country.
The environment you learn in is the same as that for the older child, bringing real world experience together with the finest lecturers available to make this a truly unique course.All our classrooms are spacious and abide to the traditional Montessori layout, allowing our students to engage in the full range of educational activities expected in a Montessori classroom.
As a Montessori teacher it is only natural to want to know more about the method, whether you plan to teach primary children or not. It is essential to know where to guide the children after the Children’s House age (3 – 6 years old).
Our approach is to deliver the course via dynamic workshops and lectures. These include a refreshing approach to Science and exploring a variety of techniques on how Drama, Movement, Music and Art can be used to help the Primary child understand abstract concepts throughout the National and Montessori curriculum.
Our theoretical subjects will enable you to understand the next plane of development, looking at Montessori’s theory of how the older child develops socially, morally and cognitively. We encourage the students to reflect and discuss how the children learn most effectively and positive ways to engage them.
“The Great Stories” approach brings the idea of cosmic education alive and the use of contemporary technology makes it truly relevant for a child in the twenty first century.
Students have the opportunity to explore the advanced Montessori materials as well as research their own activities and ideas, inspiring other colleagues and sharing ideas.
Sue Briggs – Senior LecturerMA. Mont. Dip. Early Years, Adv. Dip.
Sue began her Montessori journey at Westside Montessori School in New York in 1985. She completed her Early Childhood Diploma in 1987 at St Nicholas and since then has been immersed in Montessori activities – teaching in Montessori schools in London and Hertfordshire, running her own Montessori school, working as a teaching practice tutor and trainer with Michelle Wisbey in Essex, gaining the Montessori Primary qualification and an MA in Early Childhood Studies at Sheffield University.
Barbara Isaacs – Lecturer
MA, BA, Adv. Mont. Dip.
Over the past twenty years, Barbara has trained and supported training of Montessori Teachers in her capacity of a lecturer both at Montessori St. Nicholas, London Montessori Centre and Montessori Centre International. In her current role of Director of National Strategies for Montessori St Nicholas she continues to work in promotion of Montessori Education within the UK and internationally. Barbara is committed to bringing Montessori education to children of the 21st Century.
Sara Symons – Head of College:
Mont. Dip. Early Years, Adv. Dip.
Sara is our very enthusiastic and accomplished Head of College. Sara trained for her Early Childhood diploma at St Nicholas Centre and qualified in 1994. After working in early years in the Rainbow nurseries for 6 years, Sara later gained her Advanced Diploma in the Montessori Pedagogy 6-9. During this time she had become head teacher of the Junior School. After working with the older age group for 7 years she was then given the opportunity to Join RMTC
Sara is currently the Head of Rainbow Montessori Training College, lecturing in the main subjects and Senior Course Tutor. Sara examines at Montessori Centre International as well as at RMTC.
Beverley Randall – Lecturer:
Mont. Dip. Early Years, Adv. Dip.
Beverley has been lecturing for Rainbow Montessori Training College for two years. Beverley’s eldest children all went to Rainbow Montessori School and she was among the first students to graduate from both the Early Childhood and Advanced courses at RMTC. Beverley has been both class teacher (6-12) and Deputy Head at Rainbow School over the years and has worked with children with special educational needs in the state sector. Beverley now lives in Eastbourne and is a regular lecturer at the training college.