NCFE CACHE Level 4 Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy - Birth to Seven (Early Years Educator)

Health, Public Services and Care, Early Years Educator
Licence to Practice

Level 4
Minimum entry age

We have worked collaboratively with the Crossfields Institute to develop this specialist Early Years qualification. Montessori Centre International, as a lead development partner, has also provided subject expertise and content in the development of this qualification.

Who is this qualification suitable for?

This qualification is available for learners aged 18+ in England only.

What is the aim of this qualification?

The aim of this qualification is to provide the learner with the expertise, skills and professional approach needed to become a facilitator of Montessori education, including classroom-based and placement hours. The Level 4 qualification also includes preparation to take on a leadership role in a Montessori setting. This qualification has been built to meet the criteria for Early Years Educators required by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) which were developed in response to the Department for Education and NCTL’s More Great Childcare report.

About Crossfields Institute:

Crossfields Institute is an educational charity specialising in the design of holistic and integrative qualifications and programmes. It was founded in 2007 in response to a growing demand for specialist qualifications for pioneering education providers such as the Montessori Centre International, Pikler method educators, Waldorf Early Years providers and many more.

The vision of Crossfields Institute is to promote integrative education that recognises the whole human being and enables people to reach their full potential. The Institute develops and delivers a series of Masters programmes with partner Universities around the world and has centres and associates in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Russia, the US, Australia, Brazil, Botswana and South Africa.

About Montessori Centre International:

The history of Montessori Centre International ( can be traced directly back to the Montessori St Nicholas Centre which was founded in 1946 with the help of Maria Montessori, to provide Montessori teacher training courses in the UK. Montessori Centre International aims to train educators who can work with children and those who support children to develop a sound foundation for sustainable, responsible citizenship from the earliest years of children’s development.

Centre approvals:

Crossfields Institute is responsible for the ongoing delivery and centre quality assurance of this qualification. As a specialist qualification there are particular requirements which all centres must meet in order to gain approval in terms of both staff expertise and resources.

If you are a centre interested in delivering this qualification, or a learner interested in studying and would like more information please send an enquiry to the Crossfields Institute direct:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01453 760294 (to speak to someone in the Crossfields administration team)

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