Managing Director, Montessori Ageing Support Services

Anne Kelly is a Montessorian Dementia Consultant who also holds qualifications in Post Graduate Dementia Management, Assessment and Workplace Training and Dementia Care Mapping. She has worked extensively in dementia care both residential and community for the past 30 years. In 2009 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to further study Montessori methods for Dementia Care which enabled her to travel to Greece, Canada and the USA to work alongside world experts in this area including Professor Michelle Bourgeois and Gail Elliott at McMaster University in Canada. Since her return from overseas Anne has continued to build her reputation as an experienced Aged Care Montessorian. Anne is considered an Australian leader in Montessori Methods for aged care and she is now in demand to provide mentoring and training in Montessori methods for organisations wishing to embrace Montessori methods into practice across Australia. Anne also leads the scientific pedagogy group for Association of Montessori Internationale (AMI). This group has been responsible for the development of Montessori standards and the AMI Montessori Practitioners Course.