The Level 3 Montessori Partnership Diploma in Montessori Classroom Practice incorporating Innovate Awarding Level 3 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare (Early Years Educator) ***This course is only relevant for people wishing to work in England***

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New Regulations in England

Since September 2014, if you want to gain a qualification that is recognised by Ofsted as allowing you work in the early years sector in England and be counted in the ratios it must have ‘Early Years Educator’ (EYE) in the title. We have combined the level 3 EYE diploma awarded by Innovate Awarding with our own to be able offer a qualification that does exactly that: The Level 3 Montessori Partnership Diploma in Montessori Classroom Practice incorporating Innovate Awarding Level 3 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare (Early Years Educator)  to give it its full title. 


The course of study leading to this qualification is a combination of knowledge-based and workplace-based assignments, supported by direct observation of your practice by your assessor in your setting. You can start at any time and progress at your own pace, and you’ll find that all the course materials have been very carefully organised to be logical and easy to use. Often students find web-based courses cumbersome and confusing, so we have tried to keep things very simple, and to make sure that there’s plenty of technical support available as well. And you’re not alone- your assessor is there to help and support you by video-call.

Early Years Educator

The EYE part of the course is concerned with all the regulatory aspects of working in the early years, and this part of the qualification is the diploma awarded by Innovate Awarding. You don’t have to deal with them though, because we are responsible for all the communications and arrangements regarding this part of the course.

Montessori Classroom Practice

The Montessori part of the course gives a basic introduction to the Montessori theory that underpins classroom practice and gives you comprehensive but intensive training on working with the Montessori materials. This part of the course is covered in 10 full days of workshops, which we’re planning to offer in a variety of formats. Because our communications are electronic you can be virtually paperless if you wish, but because there is always a need for hard copies we provide you with a smart folder, with dividers already in place so your paperwork stays organised as you work through the 16 units of the course. 

Number of hours

The course consists of 310 guided learning hours (GLH) and approximately 690 private study hours, giving a total of approximately 1000 notional learning hours (NLH). 

Duration of your course

Your registration as a student runs for 3 years from the date of registration, unless you have a Professional and Career Development Loan, in which case your registration is for a total of 28 months. You have the flexibility to proceed at your own pace and set your own deadlines for submitting your work, but you are expected to adhere to these deadlines.

 We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number 21344.
 A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning.
For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900. 


Your assessor is always available by e-mail, phone or SMS to help you if you get stuck, and the added bonus is that when you have completed this course and gained your two diplomas you will have completed Stage 1 of the Montessori Partnership Advanced Montessori Teaching Diploma in Early Years Education, Level 5, giving you a way forward to continue your Montessori studies to gain a full Montessori teaching diploma.


Option 1: Payment in full: £3250.00

Option 2:  A deposit of £500 and then 16 x monthly instalments of £181.25

Once you have paid your deposit, you can set up your instalments on your student membership page.

North of England Workshops

North of England Workshops

Academic Year 2018-19

Venue & Dates TBC

London Workshops

London Workshops

Academic Year 2018-19

Venue: Happy Days Montessori Children’s House, Wembley, HA9 0RJ

Times: 9:00-6:00

Workshop Tutor: Margaret Dillane

Sat 29th, Sun 30th September: PRACTICAL LIFE

Sat 13, Sun 14th October: SENSORIAL

Sat 10, Sun 11 November: MATHS

Sat 19, Sun 20 January 2019: LANGUAGE

Sat 9, Sun 10 February: CULTURAL