Thank you for visiting our website, it sure indicates your interest in the Montessori Method of Education.
It gives us great pleasure to know that you are interested in Dr. Maria Montessori´s work. We would be pleased to be of help to you in every way possible.

Our philosophy is one of respect - that children want to learn and are able to absorb a tremendous amount of knowledge without much effort if they are given the right kind of activities at the right time of their development by a sensitive teacher who is trained to observe and respond to their individual needs.

Modern Montessori International (London) is proud to launch MMI Nigeria, a franchise partnership between the MMI Group's Principal College in the U.K. and Chelis Education Consult Limited in Lagos, Nigeria.

Geographically primed in the African continent, the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a strategic gateway between Europe and Asia inasmuch as it is a viable market for MMI's unique and international brand of Montessori early childhood education.

Chelis is one of Lagos' finest and foremost consultancy firms. It is a subsidiary of Chelis Bookazine Limited, a company that offers consultancy services, continuing professional development and education recruitments.

Prospects are optimistic for MMI Nigeria, who already have four (4) centres across Nigeria with a projection of 10 centres in the next 5 years.

Our organization´s top priority is to make Montessori information and training more accessible to parents and teachers. We hope all information on our website will be sufficient to encourage you to join us, but please do not hesitate to write, call or send us an e-mail if you are uncertain of any point.

We look forward to welcoming you as a Modern Montessorian.


The Modern Montessori (MMI) Group is been accredited by the prestigious British Accreditation Council (BAC) of the U.K.

BAC is a non-profit organisation established in 1984 to act as the national accrediting body for independent further and higher education. It is independent both of government and of the colleges with which it accredits.

A college which is accredited by BAC undergoes a thorough inspection every five years, with an interim visit after two-three years.

BAC´s Council includes nominees of a number of the major bodies concerned with the maintenance of standards in British education, including the Association of Colleges, the British Council, the Council of Validating Universities, Universities UK, the Chartered Institutes, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and UKCOSA.

The British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education is registered in the United Kingdom as a charity (Charities Registration No. 326652) and is a private company limited by guarantee (Registered in England No. 1828990)


The Modern Montessori International Group (MMI) was set up in 1989 to introduce the Montessori Method of Education to Singapore .

Today, MMI has grown to encompass 25 pre-school centres in Singapore and a full-fledged pre-school teacher-training school in the Corporate HQ occupying the entire 8000 square feet of the 24th storey of Orchard Towers. The phenomenal growth of MMI did not happen by chance. It was built on sheer guts and perseverance. The journey started when MMI was born 17 years ago in an old shop-house, as a teacher-training school offering the Diploma in Montessori Method of Education.

Subsequently, MMI pre-school centres sprouted up all over Singapore. With the growing popularity of Montessori Method of Education and the dedication of MMI lecturers and teachers, MMI soon became household name in the field of Early Childhood Education.

The MMI brand name is equated with a stamp of quality and assurance. MMI achieved many prestigious accreditations like ISO 9001:2000, Singapore Quality Class (SQC), Singapore Quality Class for Private Education Organisations (SQC-PEO), Singapore Franchise Mark, Open and Distance Learning Quality Accreditation (UK), British Accreditation Council, (BAC), etc.

Today, MMI has made inroads into many countries in the Asia-Pacific region like Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. The vast experience accumulated in the last 17 years has ensured smooth replication of business and operation models in those countries. The wide acceptance of MMI education model in those countries is heartening and encouraging.

In line with our policy, MMI has also ventured into other Early Childhood Education courses besides the Diploma in Montessori Method of Education.

MMI has developed a full curriculum for the Certificate in Pre-school Teaching (CPT), Diploma in Pre-School Education-Teaching (DPE-T) and Diploma in Pre-School Education - Leadership (DPE-L).

MMI has also collaborated with Australia's University of Southern Queensland (USQ) to run the Bachelor of Early Childhood (BECh) Degree programme for tertiary students.

CPT, DPE-T and DPE-L are accredited by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports (MCYS) and are eligible for Skill Development Fund (SDF) and Skill Re-development Programme (SRP) funding. MMI also donates a considerable share of its corporate income to charity - especially to education trust fund for needy children.

MMI's responsibility to the community is evident in its generous contribution to various self-help groups like CDAC, Mendaki, SINDA and the Eurasian Association. In 2004, MMI contributed SGD$280,000 to G Sarangapany Trust Fund. MMI is currently working with Arulmigu Velmurugan Gnanamuneeswarar Temple to set up a highly subsidized childcare centre for the less fortunate.


Modern Montessori International (MMI) Group, a global based private education organization with over 100 offices, preschools and training offices in London ,Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka, the U.A.E., Egypt, Kenya and Nigeria.
The Modern Montessori International Group today has close to 100 centres worldwide. Its principal office is based in the United Kingdom (U.K.), with overseas offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, UAE and Vietnam.


To maintain the rich Montessori tradition by promoting the most up-to-date and comprehensive courses and child development services based on the Montessori Method of Education.


To be a leading educational institution in the United Kingdom, with excellent services and total commitment to our customers' requirements.

Core Values (B-NICE)

Promoting a sense of Belonging, Nurturing one's full potential, Encouraging an Innovative approach, Maintaining a Customer-centric focus, Seeking Excellence always.