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Staff Appraisals + Budget Setting + Future P.D. goals = AMI Training

04/12/2017
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Kia Ora Koutou MMEF Supporters

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We really enjoyed seeing many of you at the MMEF/MANZ 0-3 workshop recently, and from your feedback, you enjoyed the weekend too!
In fact, arising from many informal chats over that weekend MMEF came up with the idea for a new website page entitled Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) which we’ve devoted to answering your questions around training.
Do you have a question? Visit the FAQ page at mmef.org.nz. and you may just have it answered. And do keep those questions coming. 
    
PrintAMI Professional Development 2018
As we approach the end of the school year – as many of us are winding up staff appraisal goals, considering next year’s P.D. and revisiting the budget for next year – don’t miss the following AMI courses: 

AMI 3-6 Certificate Course – April 17th – 28th (9 days)
Download the course brochure here goo.gl/iyc5d5
and register on line here goo.gl/umuejm

AMI (Assistants to Infancy) 0-3 Diploma Course starting in May 2018 with Director of Training – Julia Hilson.
If you own, manage or spend your days in an environment with babies and infants under three – it will never be easier to access quality AMI Montessori training tailored to support the essential construction of the personality during the1st three years of life.
Applications for the AMI 0-3 Diploma Course are required before Dec. 20th alternatively, to assist MMEF with its planning, please email mmefnz@outlook.com by this date if your application is in process. Centre managers & owners – see the multi payment options for centres which have been especially aligned with funding payment dates.   
     
AMI 3-6 Diploma Course starting July 2018. Director of Training – Carol Potts   
Interviews are well underway for the 3-6 Diploma Course (Level 7) don’t miss out. Download the course information at mmef.org.nz today!   
     
Are You AMI trained & Seeking a New Role in 2018?   
MMEF is currently seeking a Course Assistant/Administrator to work alongside the Director of Training on the 3-6 Diploma course starting in July 2018. Download further details here goo.gl/ZRWhWf or email mmefnz@outlook.com.   
     
AMI 0-3 & 3-6 Course Information Evening – February 2018

venue-lotus-1-kawai-purapuraMMEF and friends will be hosting a joint 0-3 & 3-6 Course Information evening in Lotus Sanctuary at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany on Wednesday  February 21st at 7.00p.m.

Come and join and explore ‘Montessori – An aid to Life’ .   
  
New email address
As many of you will be aware Vodafone discontinued their email services on November 30th, hence MMEF has a new email address. mmefnz@outlook.com

Please remember your thoughts, ideas and comments are always welcome.

Kia ora rawa atu,

MMEF

Staff Appraisals + Budget Setting + Future P.D. goals = AMI Training

03/12/2017
by

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Kia Ora Koutou MMEF Supporters

question-marks-chalkFAQs
We really enjoyed seeing many of you at the MMEF/MANZ 0-3 workshop recently, and from your feedback, you enjoyed the weekend too!
In fact, arising from many informal chats over that weekend MMEF came up with the idea for a new website page entitled Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) which we’ve devoted to answering your questions around training.
Do you have a question? Visit the FAQ page at mmef.org.nz. and you may just have it answered. And do keep those questions coming. 
    
PrintAMI Professional Development 2018
As we approach the end of the school year – as many of us are winding up staff appraisal goals, considering next year’s P.D. and revisiting the budget for next year – don’t miss the following AMI courses: 

AMI 3-6 Certificate Course – April 17th – 28th (9 days)
Download the course brochure here goo.gl/iyc5d5
and register on line here goo.gl/umuejm

AMI (Assistants to Infancy) 0-3 Diploma Course starting in May 2018 with Director of Training – Julia Hilson.
If you own, manage or spend your days in an environment with babies and infants under three – it will never be easier to access quality AMI Montessori training tailored to support the essential construction of the personality during the1st three years of life.
Applications for the AMI 0-3 Diploma Course are required before Dec. 20th alternatively, to assist MMEF with its planning, please email mmefnz@outlook.com by this date if your application is in process. Centre managers & owners – see the multi payment options for centres which have been especially aligned with funding payment dates.


AMI 3-6 Diploma Course starting July 2018. Director of Training – Carol Potts

Interviews are well underway for the 3-6 Diploma Course (Level 7) – don’t miss out. Download the course information at mmef.org.nz today!


Are You AMI trained & Seeking a New Role in 2018?

MMEF is currently seeking a Course Assistant/Administrator to work alongside the Director of Training on the 3-6 Diploma course starting in July 2018. Download further details here goo.gl/ZRWhWf or email mmefnz@outlook.com.


AMI 0-3 & 3-6 Course Information Evening – February 2018
venue-lotus-1-kawai-purapuraMMEF and friends will be hosting a joint 0-3 & 3-6 Course Information evening in Lotus Sanctuary at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany on Tuesday February 20th at 7.00p.m. 


New email address
As many of you will be aware Vodafone discontinued their email services on November 30th, hence MMEF has a new email address. mmefnz@outlook.com

Please remember your thoughts, ideas and comments are always welcome.

Kia ora rawa atu,

MMEF

Staff Appraisals, Budget Setting, Future P.D. goals = AMI Training!

03/12/2017
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Kia Ora Koutou MMEF Supporters

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We really enjoyed seeing many of you at the MMEF/MANZ 0-3 workshop recently, and from your feedback you enjoyed the weekend too!

In fact, arising from many informal chats over that weekend MMEF came up with the idea for a new website page entitled Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) which we’ve devoted to answering your questions around training.

Do you have a question? Visit the FAQ page at mmef.org.nz. and you may just have it answered. And do keep those questions coming! 

     

AMI Professional Development 2018

As we approach the end of the school year – as many are winding up staff appraisal goals, considering next year’s P.D. and revisiting the school budget for next year – don’t miss the following AMI courses: 

AMI 3-6 Certificate Course – April 17th – 28th (9 days)

Download the course brochure here goo.gl/iyc5d5

and register on line here goo.gl/umuejm

AMI (Assistants to Infancy) 0-3 Diploma Course starting in May 2018 with Director of Training – Julia Hilson.

If you own, manage or spend your days in an environment with babies and infants under three – it will never be easier to access quality AMI Montessori training tailored to support the essential construction of the personality during the1st three years of life.

Applications for the AMI 0-3 Diploma Course are required before Dec. 20th alternatively, to assist MMEF with its planning, please email mmefnz@outlook.com by this date if your application is in process. Centre managers & owners – see the multi payment options for centres which have been especially aligned with funding payment dates. You can do this! 

AMI 3-6 Diploma Course starting July 2018. Director of Training – Carol Potts

Interviews are underway for the 3-6 Diploma Course (Level 7) – don’t miss out. Download the course information at mmef.org.nz today!

Are You AMI trained & Seeking a New Role in 2018?

MMEF is currently advertising for a Course Assistant/Administrator to work alongside the Director of Training on the 3-6 Diploma course starting in July 2018. Download further details here goo.gl/ZRWhWf or email mmefnz@outlook.com.

AMI 0-3 & 3-6 Course Information Evening – February 2018

venue-lotus-1-kawai-purapuraMMEF and friends will be hosting a joint 0-3 & 3-6 Course Information evening in Lotus Sanctuary at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany on Tuesday February 20th at 7.00p.m. 

New email address

As many of you will be aware Vodafone discontinued their email services on November 30th, hence MMEF has a new email address. mmefnz@outlook.com

Please remember your thoughts, ideas and comments are always welcome.

Kia ora rawa atu,

Carol, Tia, Anna & Shirley – MMEF

AMI 3-6 Diploma Course 2018 –Venue Announced and More!

29/10/2017
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Kia Ora Koutou Maria Montessori

Education Foundation Supporters

We are delighted to confirm that the venue for the AMI 3-6 Course starting in July 2018 will be Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, Albany. The Lotus Sanctuary with its tranquility, light and space will be the predominant venue for the course. 

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Accommodation is available on site too, contact the venue for the weekly accommodation rates. 

retreataccommodation@kawaipurapura.co.nz

AMI 0-3 Course Dates Confirmed

Some of  you expressed a preference for the earlier  proposed dates for Module 3, 2019 and indeed we can now confirm your preference. Here are the complete course dates:-

2018 Module 1 – May 14th – June 8st (4 wks.)

Module 2 – August 20th – September 21st (5 wks.)

2019 Module 3 – Jan. 7th – Feb. 8th (5 wks.)

Module 4 – May 13th – June 7th (4 wks.)

*Dates may be subject to slight change

Visit mmef.org.nz to download the 0-3 & 3-6 Diploma course information.

AMI 3-6 Certificate Course, April 17th – 28th 2018 (9 days) in Auckland.

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The on-line registration form is now available – simply click on the link to register goo.gl/umuejm

To download the course brochure – click on https://goo.gl/iyc5d5

AMI 3-6 Trainer – Carol Potts

Who is the Course for?

  • parents of children aged 2.5 – 6years
  • ECE teachers working in a 3-6 Montessori environment who would like to gain an AMI Certificate
  • administrators and trustees with a profound interest in the 3-6 age child
  • anyone considering studying for the AMI 3-6 Diploma.

When is it?

Tuesday 17th to Saturday 21st April, 24th & 26th – 28th April (9 days). This allows for time in between to complete the 9 hours of observation.

Venue?

Yarnton House, Royal Oak & Glendowie Montessori Pre-school. See course brochure for full details.

And finally, He Waka Eke Noa – We’re All in This Together

Noho ora mai, ra

MMEF

AMI 0-3 Diploma Course–Application Deadline

11/10/2017
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Kia Ora Koutou Friends of MMEF

Applications are now arriving for the Diploma courses starting in 2018. As we all near the busy term of the year – this is a timely reminder for those of you considering applying IMG_9559for the AMI 0-3 Assistance to Infancy Diploma. To assist with the course arrangements MMEF require applications to be received by 15th December.

Please contact Carol on mmef@ihug.co.nz if your application is in process yet is unable to be with us by this date. We acknowledge those of you who have already informed us. Visit mmef.org.nz and download the course information today. Don’t miss out!

AMI 3-6 Diploma starting July 2018, Interviews Underway

The first few interviews have been scheduled and the venue will be announced next week! Watch this space.

AMI 3-6 Certificate Course April 17th – 28th (9 days) in 2018

The previously muted dates for a Certificate course in January have been shelved and instead we are delighted to announce the dates of the receptaclenext 3-6 Certificate course: April 17th – 21st, 24th & 26th – 28th, 9 days in total. 3 days mid-course have been observed for completion of the 9 hours of observation as required.

The venue will be Yarnton House, Royal Oak, Auckland and Glendowie Montessori Preschool on the two Saturdays. The registration form will be available next week.

Visit the mmef.org.nz and download the course brochures for either the 0-3 & 3-6 Diploma Courses TODAY.

Noho ora mai, ra

MMEF

Level 7 AMI 3-6 Diploma & AMI 3-6 Trainer Celebrations!

09/09/2017
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MMEF_LogoAMI 3-6 Diploma accepted by NZQA as a Level 7 Qualification

MMEF is delighted to announce that the AMI 3-6 Diploma will remain on the NZQA framework though now as a new Level 7 Diploma. We are extremely pleased with this outcome!

In a nutshell – what does this mean?

– The AMI 3-6 (Level 7) is acknowledged by NZQA as meeting the rigour and quality of a Level 7 qualification.

– MMEF can accept international students on the AMI 3-6 course (Level 7) starting in July 2018.

– AMI 3-6 Course (Level 7) graduates (without a BTchg (ECE) will be able to gain cross credits towards the BTchg (ECE) with the Early Childhood Education Institute Te Rito Maioha. We are currently communicating with the tertiary provider to finalise exactly what this will look like for our students.

AMI 3-6 Trainer – from Aotearoa, New Zealand

IMG_2522 (2)Close on the heels of our success with NZQA, Carol Potts became New Zealand’s first AMI 3-6 Trainer.

We congratulate Carol for her sheer persistence! This whakatauki seems to be most befitting…Te Toia Te Haumatia Nothing can be achieved without a plan, work and a way of doing things.

    

AMI Assistance to Infancy, 0-3 Diploma Course Venue

venue-lotus-1-kawai-purapuraWe’re thrilled to announce that the venue for the 0-3 Diploma course starting in May, 2018 will be Lotus Sanctuary, Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, Albany, Auckland.

This peaceful, tranquil setting received glowing reviews from the attendees of the 0-3 Certificate Course last year. We cant wait to transform it into a home environment and infant community next year!

Kawai Purapura also offers accommodation on site – please visit their website for further details on accommodation. It is highly recommended to book early kawaipurapura.co.nz/rooms/

We can also confirm the dates of the modules:-

Module 1 : May 14th – June 8th (4 wks)

Module 2 : August 20th – September 21st (5 wks)

Module 3 TBC soon: Either Jan. 7th – Feb. 8th or Jan. 28th – March 1st (5 wks).

Module 4 : May 13th – June 7th (4 wks)

Dates may be subject to slight change. Some Saturdays will be included to make up for public holidays. Visit mmef.org.nz for the course brochure and application form.

Dates for next AMI 3-6 Certificate Coursesbook the dates and send your feedback!

Due to the high level of interest in the AMI 3-6 Certificate Course, the next Certificate course has been confirmed for  April 2018 during the school holidays.

The dates are17th April – 21st April & 24th -28th April – 9 days (ex. Anzac day 25th April). Further details will be out very soon.

Proposed AMI 3-6 Certificate Course – in response to several enquiries e.g. “Do MMEF offer the AMI Certificate Course outside the school holidays?”. We are proposing to offer the 60 hour course in a different format, this time over 6 days from 15th – 20th January and 3 additional Saturdays 17th & 24th February & 3rd March in Auckland if there is sufficient interest.

Please let us know by end of 6th October if this format is of appeal to you or your team.

Don’t miss out 0-3 Workshop hosted by MMEF & Montessori Aotearoa, NZ

There’s still time to register for the 0-3 workshop with Ferne Van Zyl, Australia – October 14th & 15th, Auckland.

‘Supporting Freedom, Self-Discipline & Language’  is a must weekend tailored for teachers, parents, whanau and anyone with a profound interest in the development of young children.

Here’s a snippet of what to expect:

  • Learn how to communicate with children to support and develop self-discipline – how to talk so that the young child will listen.
  • Discover practical strategies to establish routines, expectations and provide tamariki the ‘freedom with limits’ necessary for them to thrive.
  • Support the natural development of the child by understanding the principles of Montessori for those under 3: including; movement, communication, independence & self-discipline.

Register at http://www.montessori.org.nz/professionals/manz-professional-events/3-workshop-kaiako-teachers-parents/

And finally…

Visit the mmef.org.nz and download the course brochures for either the 0-3 & 3-6 Diploma Courses TODAY!

Noho ora mai, ra

MMEF

Latest News – 2 AMI Diploma Courses Starting in 2018!

07/07/2017
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Kia Ora Koutou Friends

Assistants to Infancy (0-3) Diploma course will begin in May 2018 with Julia Hilson – Director of Training

 At MMEF we’re still pinching ourselves to be offering training at the 0-3 level in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The demand for AMI training internationally is high generally yet being able to secure an AMI trainer at the 0-3 level was no mean feat!  
Julia Hilson, 0-3 AMI Trainer, has been juggling her commitments and has confirmed dates for the first and last modules, the 2nd and 3rd module dates will be finalised shortly.
Julia said, “I’m delighted to be able to strengthen the understanding of the importance of the first 3 years of life, in this part of the world”. We are delighted too! 
The 0-3 course will be offered over four 4-5 week modules (18 weeks in total, face to face delivery) plus observations, starting in May 2018 and concluding June 2019. *Dates may be subject to slight change*
The full course details, including course brochure, application form and payment options, will be posted on the new MMEF website –  set to go live by Friday 21st July. Download your information pack then.
  
 AMI 3-6 Diploma Course 2018 – 2020
Can you believe it – not 1 but 2 AMI Diploma Courses, 0-3 and 3-6 will be offered in New Zealand starting in 2018!
The AMI 3-6 Diploma Course Information Pack will be also be ready for you to access and download from the new look MMEF website. MMEF have included several payment options for centres, to coincide with funding payments. 

MMEF and MANZ Under 3s Workshop – Ferne Van Zyl October 14th & 15th, Auckland
Recent news from Australia,

Delegates at this year’s Montessori Early Childhood Conference in Brisbane were raving about Ferne van Zyl’s workshops focusing on the child from 0-3 years”.  

12342524_10153821828131663_9058730096006804551_n(1)We can also enjoy this highly rated presenter, courtesy of MANZ and MMEF, as AMI 0-3 trained adult and mother of 4, Ferne Van Zyl will be offering the following workshop in Auckland – October 14th & 15th.

Supporting Freedom, Self-Discipline  &  Language is a workshop designed for parents, whanau and educators.
Over these 2 days Ferne will provide a foundation of understanding plus leave you with a kete of skills to encourage positive behaviour in young children. Strategies for communicating with young children leading to the development of self-discipline will be amongst the topics explored. Download the brochure by clicking below on the link https://goo.gl/sHbBj6

And finally,
Kia kaha to the 31 students embarking on the AMI 3-6 Assistant Certificate Course in Hamilton next week.
We wish you all well – be open, be inclusive and be on time!  

Noho ora mai, ra

MMEF