Collaborative Accreditation


“On every teacher and every parent, I urge not great instruction, but humility and simplicity in dealing with small children. Their lives are fresh, without rivalry or external ambitions, it takes so little to make them happy, to let them work in their own way towards the normal development of the men and women they will be.”
Montessori M (2012) The 1946 London Lectures Amsterdam: Montessori Pierson Publishing


All accredited schools are also recognised as certified settings for students on placement. 

The New Montessori Preschool
The Norwich Montessori School
Rose House Montessori School
Paint Pots the Park
Paint Pots the Boltons
Children's House Birling
Storybook Montessori
Children's House Montessori Abu Dhabi

Aldersbrook Primary School- EYFS 

St. Peter’s New World Montessori 
St. Barnabas New World Montessori 
The Village Montessori
Barnes Montessori School 
Maria Montessori Children’s House 

Bloom Children’s House - Sarajevo

Bloom Primary School- Sarajevo 

Les Petites Etoiles- Crouch Hill 

Casa Montessori- Richmond 

Flitch Green Montessori Pre-school 

The Gower School- Early Years 

Woodland Montessori Danbury  
Casa Dei Bambini- Zambia 
The Children’s Room- Swansea 

Footprints Montessori Nursery 

The Bristol Montessori 

Jellybeans Montessori Open Air Day Nursery 

Les Petites Etoiles Bilingual Montessori- Angel 
Artisans Kindergarten 

Westwood Montessori Pre-school and Nursery 
Maynard Montessori 

St Thomas More Montessori Pre-school 

Receiving accreditation carries the expectation that settings will continue to implement the Commendations and develop on the Recommendations highlighted in their Accreditation Report to continue to strive for best Montessori practice.


“I remember, when I was new to the Montessori world, asking another Montessori school Head why she had not taken her school through accreditation. She replied, ‘Who are they to comment on my practice?’ Now, with many years’ experiences behind me, I can fully answer that question.If I knew everything and there was no more space to learn and grow, both individually and as a team, I would pack up tomorrow. If you feel strongly about any element of your practice, then robustly defend it. Maria Montessori died without leaving a patent and as such there are lots of questionable Montessori practices out there. As she left a base on which to build, we Montessorians must build upon that base for future generations, for our children, who will make the difference.A good accreditation scheme is a supportive one, an outstanding one is a collaborative one. One that learns with you, from you and together. Collaborative Montessori is that in name and practice. Their team are experienced Montessorians that, like us, are striving to keep authentic Montessori alive, yet are evolved enough to appreciate any practice that dovetails into the Montessori way of life.Accreditation is important to who we are in Children’s House Montessori. ... We are highly qualified reflective practitioners, which means we are always looking at how we can do things better, for the benefit of the children we nurtureand to improve ourselves.Accreditation is growth and, when you grow with the children you teach, you all reach for the stars.”
Owner/Manager of Children’s House Montessori (Birling, Kent), the first school to complete and achieve Collaborative Montessori Accreditation

“The accreditation process has been meaningful, helpful and good opportunity to further reflect and get an experienced Montessorian to share ideas in the interests of the children and the setting.  It was positive and so lovely and special to see valued Montessorian colleagues still flying that unique flag to maintain Maria Montessori's legacy.” owner of Barnes Montessori 

“Montessori accreditation holds immense significance for a Montessori school as it serves as a mark of quality and a testament to the adherence to the principles of the Montessori philosophy. It signifies that the school has successfully met the rigorous standards set by accrediting bodies, highlighting its commitment to providing an authentic Montessori education.This year, Bloom takes great pride in announcing that we have once again achieved accreditation. We are immensely grateful for the invaluable advice and experience we gained through our partnership with Collaborative Montessori. This organization is dedicated to supporting and nurturing authentic early-year Montessori settings while considering the unique circumstances and approaches of each school. Their expert assistance and thoughtful consideration have played a pivotal role in our success”
owner of Bloom Sarajevo

“We were all very glad to have undertaken the accreditation process and it has reminded us of what we highly value as Montessori guides.
I am immensely proud of what we achieve on a daily basis and recognise that the strength of commitment and dedication to Montessori philosophy by the team enables us to provide an unique and special learning environment for the children.  We are aware of the community we have created and really feel that the relationship between the parents, children and staff is special I would very much like to commend Hannah Khiani for her time, consideration and real evaluation of our practice. It was wonderful for us to have such a respectful and respected assessor.”
owner of Village Montessori 

“We as a school would like to take a moment to say thank you for coming to Lusaka, Zambia and to Collaborative Montessori for taking the time for our Accreditation Process.With great pride and satisfaction that we can now look back on the journey we embarked upon to attain this significant milestone a year ago.The accreditation process has been an invaluable experience, one that has pushed us to strive for excellence and continuously improve our practices. It has challenged us to critically evaluate our approach to Montessori and early childhood education and ensure that we are providing the highest quality of care and education to our young learners.Throughout this process, we have demonstrated our unwavering commitment to the Montessori philosophy and its principles. We have embraced the belief in fostering independence, self-discipline, a love for learning in our students. By creating a prepared environment that encourages exploration, creativity, and critical thinking.The accreditation journey has not only been about meeting standards and requirements but also about personal and professional growth. We have expanded our knowledge, honed our skills, and embraced new ideas and perspectives. The collaboration and support from our team, as well as the wider parent community, has been instrumental in our success.As we celebrate this achievement, let me also acknowledge the impact it will have on the lives of the children and families we serve. Our accreditation signifies that we are providing an exceptional educational experience that will shape the future of our young learners. It is a testament to our dedication and passion for early childhood education. As Maria Montessori said “Early childhood education is the key to the betterment of society.”I would like to express my deepest gratitude to each and every member of our team for their hard work, commitment, and unwavering belief in the Montessori ethos. It is through our collective efforts that we have achieved this accreditation, and I am truly honored to be a part of such a dedicated and talented group.We will cherish this moment of celebration and use it as a stepping stone for further growth and success. Together, we will continue to make a positive impact on the lives of children and families, providing them with an exceptional Montessori education that will shape their futures.” owner of Casa Dei Bambini, Zambia