For the community, with the community.

Our Mission

Inspire and grow an early years education community to meet the needs of individual children while supporting and encouraging families, teachers, students and schools. Working cooperatively to bring quality Montessori experiences to everyone through consulting, training, collaboration and mentoring.

Our Vision

Transforming the world by connecting, cultivating and collaborating, through humility, patience, tolerance and love.

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︎ Collaborative Montessori
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What We Do

Collaborative Consultancy

Collaboration is at the foundation of everything we do. We value working in partnership for a compelling cause, establishing mutual goals and encouraging innovation. We see the importance of placing the child at the centre of practice and decisions. We believe we can do this by sharing our expertise through consultancy, the Montessori way.

We listen, observe, ask questions, guide, and co-construct solutions which will work for your unique community or needs. Combined, our team has many decades of experience in early years education, not only in Montessori teacher training,  but also in school leadership, mentorship, course design and social impact projects. 

Each member of our team has a specialism, and a unique contribution to our collaborative, and if we don’t have the specific expertise you need, we know someone who does! Consultancy requires listening and problem solving, as well as new unique approaches to benefit schools, training, and ultimately the children in our care.

Collaborative Consultancy can help with course development, starting a new nursery, improving practice in your setting, or helping develop new ideas and projects with a Montessori focus. We value and encourage community. A community that cares about each other, care about the world and its future, and work towards this through collaborative work and inclusion. Our community is where all members feel a sense of belonging, share passion for social justice, peace, education and actively contribute to positive changes.

Part of our consultancy is our commitment to social impact work, to help ensure accessible Montessori that is culturally responsive and rooted in using education as a tool for peace. Collaborative Consultancy is here and ready to contribute to your positive change.

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Collaborative Accreditation 

Our Collaborative Accreditation Programme offers settings the opportunity for a meaningful review of their existing Montessori practice, using a scheme that encourages self-evaluation and reflection; settings are supported by experts in the field of Montessori education who commit to provide appropriate bespoke guidance and resources to aid progressive development.

Our mentors and assessors will enter into a respectful relationship with each setting where their unique circumstances and characteristics are taken into consideration and celebrated at each stage of the process.

Whilst maintaining an open view on current practice, our programme provides clear criteria that define high quality Montessori practice, from which settings can learn, evaluate themselves and plan for further development.

Our accreditation programme is created around the principles of the dynamic triangle where the child is always at the centre of this interrelated and multifaceted relationship and where the environment remains the important tool through which natural development unfolds; it recognises the role of the adult as shared amongst all significant people in the life of the child and that this role extends to the wider community too.

Our Accreditation programme is a reflective approach to quality assurance, one which:

- Identifies and celebrates Montessori best practice, whilst acknowledging that each setting is unique in its outlook and circumstances.

- Promotes quality enhancement, collaboration and a developmental outlook.

- Enables authentic Montessori settings to be recognised, for their work to be celebrated and to enable them to be promoted and acknowledged as offering high quality Montessori practice.

At Collaborative Montessori we believe that reflective practice is an essential process in ensuring the best outcomes for the children we care for and their families; developmental goals and aspirations are better achieved when we collaborate and grow together.

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Collaborative Training

Collaborative Training is firmly based on our commitment to work and learn together, and for this to continue to create opportunities for teachers, parents and adults in the community who are dedicated to and care about all children now, and about the world they will inhabit and contribute to, in the future.

We are dedicated in promoting lifelong learning and we share the responsibility all Montessorians to continue to challenge, understand and evolve to best serve the child. We share the responsibility to encourage and develop dispositions, attitudes, knowledge and abilities for reflective practice. At Collaborative Montessori, we design and provide opportunities, tools, resources, and mentoring support to develop and share expertise, knowledge and skills and cultivate continued professional and personal development- cornerstones of effective, compassionate, and inspirational education.

We organise regular workshops centred on specific aspects of Montessori philosophy and pedagogy that underpin and are applied in teachers’ and parents’ daily interactions with children.

Our workshops are created to respond to and meet the interests and the needs expressed by colleagues in the community; they are hosted by colleagues for colleagues and are also open to parents or anyone interested. 

With many Montessorian colleagues ready and willing to support the whole community, each workshop is run in a different Montessori setting, with representative members of the team welcoming participants and opening their prepared environment. All workshops provide resources and guided discussion to nurture mutual support and sustained shared learning.

We design and deliver bespoke workshops for Early Years Montessori Settings, for continued professional development. These Collaborative Montessori workshops are created in full partnership with schools: together we identify your needs, we analyse and agree on the theme or focus of content. We look together at the time and mode of participation and delivery (online, in person, blended synchronous sessions). Workshops can be sessional, for your inset day CPD, or can be designed as a cycle of workshops.  What we offer is therefore unique and tailored to your setting and team.

We are developing our Training Courses. It is still early days, since we formed Collaborative Montessori, and we hope to share with you the launch of the first course in the near future. 
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Who We Are

Our Values

To Include
To Champion the Child
To Promote Lifelong Learning
To Cultivate Reflective Practitioners
To Encourage Community
To Cultivate Citizens of the World

Our Members

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