Consultancy Services

Montessori Australia offers consulting services to Montessori schools and centres on a wide variety of topics and issues. Our consulting services offer supportive advice using a mentoring model to encourage best practice and improve the delivery of the Montessori programme. These services include:

Centre Establishment & Management

A division of Montessori Australia, Montessori Centre Management Australia (MCMA) aims to support early childhood education and care providers to achieve the highest quality Montessori early learning programming. From long day care services to preschools and toddler/parent programs, MCMA offers a range of consultancy services that reflect the diverse needs of the early childhood education and care industry. 

These include:

  • Centre design and establishment
  • Montessori learning programming
  • Staff training and development
  • Quality assurance and improvement
  • Operational management

For more information, visit our Montessori Centre Management Australia page on this website, or download our Consultancy Services brochure.

Strategic Planning

Montessori Australia offers the facilitation of strategic planning days covering topics such as values-based planning, the environmental context, vision, mission and goals, key elements, the strategic planning process, operational plans and appraisal processes.

School Boards

Espousing good governance, we advise on the key roles and responsibilities of Montessori School Boards and offer practical guidelines and resources and recommendations for cultivating a healthy and productive relationship with the Head of School. We can also be called upon to assist at times of change, expansion, difficulty, or for dispute resolution. With our aim to develop an ongoing relationships with all School Boards, the initial board visit and support phone calls are at no charge. Subsequent visits will be subject to consultant fees and reimbursement of travel expenses.

School Constitution

With the assistance of the Association of Independent Schools NSW, Montessori Australia has developed a Montessori specific model school constitution. Montessori Australia has provided many schools with support on the issue of school governance and makes the model school constitution available to subscribing schools and centres.

Parent Education

Parent education can be delivered in various formats including parent meetings on specific issues and parent education sessions on Montessori themes. A presentation highlighting the global and national Montessori movement is valuable for both parents, staff and boards.

Programme Consulting

Montessori Australia is available for a range of other consulting services including on-site training, staff evaluations, mentoring and support, new or expanding programme development, programme observations and reviews. Consultant’s visits include detailed observations, liaising with key management and staff, providing feedback and making recommendations. Consultants can also be engaged for additional on-site professional development and support.  Subscribing schools and centres have an opportunity to have an independent expert visit to analyse aspects of their operations to make studied recommendations for continuous improvement. These consultations are undertaken in a supportive and nurturing manner.

Consulting Rates

Our consulting rates are $165 per hour (Rates include GST)
Plus travel expenses and accommodation as applicable.
Consulting Services are available to subscribing schools and centres only. 

Email us at [email protected] for consulting services enquiries.

Interested in becoming a Consultant?

Montessori Australia has a pool of uniquely qualified consultants committed to serving the needs of the Montessori community.

If you are interested in becoming a consultant, we offer training and support including orientations and in-depth workshops. Please email [email protected] to request an Expression of Interest form.