Montessori Centre South Africa

"We must educate adults to realise that we can only better humanity through the child. We must realise that the child is the builder of the man."

- Maria Montessori -

Montessori Education & Training in South Africa

We look forward to sharing our passion for children and the Montessori philosophy with you. Let your Montessori journey begin here, with us, today!

Training Centres

Montessori Centre South Africa has major campuses in Gauteng and the Western Cape, South Africa.

We also have a substantial online presence.

Host Schools

MCSA is fortunate to work with a large number of Montessori schools across South Africa as Professional Placement host school venues.

I would like to reach out and say the biggest, warmest and heartfelt thank you to all of you for the incredible support and experience I have had throughout my diploma with MCSA. You have all played an integral part in the planning, organising and delivery of an epic course that has forever changed my life.

Susanne, Kirsty, Tasnim and Sam a very special thank you as lecturers. You are all incredible role models, setting the highest standards that I will continue to admire and strive to achieve as I grow and learn.

Andrea ThwaitsNational Diploma Course Participant

Thank you Montessori Centre South Africa! You have inspired me to reach great heights!

Yoginie NaidooNational Diploma Course Participant

I loved this course. It was nice to interact with the lecturer and the rest of the class. It was awesome! I learned a lot.

Michelle HendricksMontessori in the Home Course Participant

The content of the course was very delightful and I have learned a lot. I was used to the traditional way of learning, and I think that Montessori has shown how we can see children as their own beings in growing so that they can form themselves with the adult guiding, not taking centre stage.

Chipo ChitambiraMontessori in the Home Course Participant

The Montessori in the Home course taught me a lot. It is a great experience and it has left me with a lot of respect for children.

Dudu KhumaloMontessori in the Home Course Participant

Montessori has changed not only my perspectives on children's holistic development, but it's also changed how I see myself! I've learned the best possible ways to approach children and how to guide them to personal success.

The training I received was excellent. There was always assistance when we needed it! Our lecturers were true to what they told us, as we could see the Montessori ethos in their own classrooms.

I wouldn't have wanted to study anywhere else!

Kelly de CharmoyNational Diploma Course Participant

My journey studying an Early Childhood Development online diploma through MCSA was an amazing learning experience. The course is professionally and passionately run. I enjoyed learning about Maria Montessori's pedagogy- and having the opportunity to see it in action during my 420 hour practical. The online course is comprehensive and I received great guidance, loving support and thorough feedback.

Thank you MCSA!

Enya MaritzCourse Participant

I live over 4 hours from the nearest training centre. I was searching for an online pre-primary course and found the MCSA Montessori one. Not knowing anything about the Montessori method, I was a little apprehensive. Signing up for the course has changed my views on education. Especially early childhood education. I have grown to love the MCSA family who are all the most wonderful people. The course is professional - a perfect mix of academic excellence, practical expertise and personal encouragement. I highly recommend it!

Frances TaylorCourse Participant

As an MCI (UK) diploma holder, I did the MCSA Upgrade course in 2016. I could not have asked for a better training center. Susanne and Kirsty truly have a passion for what they do, they are always willing to offer support, constructive criticism and an encouraging smile when the assignments seem to get the better of us. Even after my course has ended I still have their full support and if I ever require any advice their assistance is just a phone call or email away.

I am currently working at a Montessori school Tirana, Albania, and now have wonderful opportunities to travel and explore the rest of the world - all thanks to MCSA!

Danel NixonCourse Participant

I would love to say the experience I've had by studying with Montessori Centre South Africa in Buccleuch was amazing as I truly loved it from the bottom of my heart. Becoming a teacher would be the best feeling as this is my passion. I love the children and, of course, the Montessori Materials which are out of this world. They are is stimulating and enjoyable to work with.

Raheemah RehemanCourse Participant

Having a full time job and becoming a first time mother, the MCSA online national diploma course was the perfect choice for me beginning my Montessori studies. The curriculum was well structured and enabled me to plan my day to day projects. The support I received from my mentor and the director was indescribable. It was great to say the least, and is the reason I am a qualified Montessori teacher today. Thank you for assisting me along my journey. Montessori Centre South Africa helped me to understand what education should really be about.

Bronwyn FredericksCourse Participant

Why Montessori Centre South Africa?

Experienced Lecturers

We are fortunate in being able to draw on a wide pool of the most experienced Montessori teacher trainers in the region. All our lecturers have a minimum of 5 years classroom experience, undergo annual trainer training, and are registered assessors with the ETDP SETA.

Blended Learning

We recognise that there is a need for both on-campus and supported online study options. Our courses are ideal for those students who need to work whilst studying.

Accredited Qualifications

When looking at a qualification, always ensure that the qualification is appropriately nationally accredited. The qualification must have a SAQA ID number, and must be listed on the South African National Qualifications Framework. See our FAQs for more detail.

Online Learning Portal

All coursework is housed on our interactive Online Learning Portal. This allows us to ensure that our students have the most current modules and resources at hand. Dedicated tutors are available for chats and forum support.

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