The Aperfield Montessori Diploma in Early Childhood Education is a Level 5 qualification, approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

The Diploma is designed as an extension for those already holding an Early Childhood Education qualification. Teachers can improve their knowledge and skills in the teaching of infants, toddlers, and young children in the Montessori Method of education.

The course is suitable for parents, carers, psychologists, therapists, nurses and anyone who wants to be a teacher.

The aim is to develop a high level of professional competence in teachers of the Montessori Method (to children aged 2 1/2 to 6 years old), in schools in England and New Zealand. Since August 2003, the programme has complied with requirements for the New Zealand Register of Quality Assured Qualifications – KiwiQuals Te Ahurutanga.

Please Note: We are currently only taking RE-enrolments for the current Montessori Diploma. 

This is because The New Zealand Qualifications Authority requires all Level 5 training providers to change their delivery of qualifications. The new Diploma will be delivered by Te Rito Maioha beginning February 2019.  

Existing students (including those who re-enrol) have until December 9th, 2019 to complete the current Diploma; including all Assignments, Practical Workshops, the Ministerial Module, Practical and Oral Assessments.