AMI 0-3 online
Orientation Course

We are offering an online AMI 0-3 orientation course.

This course will give you an overview of Montessori principles as well as how to apply them into practice with children. 

This course is suitable for everybody who is interested in children and their development. 

Who is this course for?

Were you always considering to do an AMI course but weren’t you able to do so? Are you interested in Montessori for the 0-3 year old child? This is your chance to join our orientation course and see how it is like to join an AMI program. 

This orientation course is for everybody who is interested in the AMI Montessori approach for children in the age between 0 and 3 years old. This course is beneficial for teachers, assistants, parents, grandparents, nannies, students and actually anyone who is interested in young children and their development.


The AMI 0-3 orientation course focuses on the developmental needs of children aged 0-3. 

The course offers an orientation in the Montessori pedagogy, .

The orientation course covers

  • Maria Montessori’s vision of the child 
  • Role of the Adult
  • Development of Movement
  • Development of Language
  • Language Activities
  • Development of Independence
  • Social Development
  • Grace & Courtesy
  • Songs and Poems
  • Material Making
  • Observation
  • Prepared environment
  • Home environment
  • Music 
  • Art
  • Freedom and Discipline
  • Working with the child at home
  • Screen time


Coming soon

Two sister trainers

The trainers for this special edition of the AMI 0-3 orientation course are the two sisters Patricia Wallner and Nancy Lechner-Wallner

Patricia Wallner directed a number of trainings at the International Montessori Institute in The Netherlands. Patricia Wallner and Nancy Lechner-Wallner are two of the few 0-3 Trainers in the world!


The orientation course costs € 750,- 

Payments have to be made by bank transfer before the course starts

The fee does include:
– Online lectures
– Video observation

Unless stated otherwise, the tuition fee will not include:
– Books and materials for your own personal use.

If you decide to enroll in an AMI 0-3 diploma course at the IMI (within one year) after completion of the orientation course at the IMI, you will get a 5% discount on your tuition fee for the diploma course. 

The course consists of

– Sixty hours of online lectures
– Self study
– Nine hours of observation of children 

The course language is English. If you need translation in any language, please contact us to discuss options. 

Obligatory reading:

• Understanding the Human Being (€25,98)
• The Child in the Family (€13,50)
• Education for a New World (€13,50)
• The Absorbent Mind (€16,50)

Requirements to get an AMI certificate:

The AMI certificate is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the AMI Requirements for Certification, a document that is signed by the Director of Training and the student upon acceptance into the course.

The AMI Requirements of Certification contains:

– Minimum of 90% attendance on live online sessions 
– Observation tasks are complete and approved
– Assignents
– Material making

No exams are required to obtain an Orientation course certificate.

Career opportunities

Since the AMI Orientation Course certificates (and the AMI courses) are not recognised by the Dutch government, the AMI certificate solely does not allow graduates to work with children in a day-care or school in the Netherlands. However, students that already obtained (for example) a nursery teacher’s diploma or a bachelor of education can use the AMI certificate as a supplement. Some (Montessori) schools in the Netherlands and some (Montessori) schools abroad acknowledge the quality of the AMI certificates and prefer teachers who have the AMI certificate in addition to their regular teaching diploma. 

From our experience we know that graduates also find employment working with socially disadvantaged children, family support and children with particular special learning needs. 

Level of the course

Although the course is not recognized by the Dutch government, the estimated level of the course is Higher Vocational Education. 

We require a high motivation and a minimum age of 18 years at the start of the orientation course. We assume basic study skills and sufficient mastery of the English language (when we do not work with a translator for another language).

Exemption policy

It is not possible to be exempted for certain parts of the course.

AMI 0-3 online
Orientation Course

If you are interested or if you have any questions please feel free to contact us. 

Application to the course

If you would like to apply, please fill out the application form.