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office hours

M-F: 8am – 8pm GMT+7
M-F: 1am – 1pm UTC

address

15/21 M.2 Wiset Road, Rawai, Mueang, Phuket, 83130 Thailand

Email

Phone

+66 (0)76 530 595
+66 (0)97 387 3551

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Is Montessori Phuket a School?

Montessori Thailand is not a school and not an organization. We are a vibrant community of Montessori enthusiasts who are passionate about the Montessori approach to education. Our community consists of individuals who live and work in various schools and companies in Thailand. We share a common dream of making the Montessori approach accessible to everybody, advocating for its principles and fostering its growth in our local community and beyond. While we are not a school ourselves, we collaborate with schools and organizations to promote the Montessori philosophy and create a positive impact on education.

What are the main goals of Montessori Phuket?

At Montessori Thailand, we are driven by three key lighthouses that guide our path and shape our goals:

  1. Embracing Advanced Authentic Montessori Education: We don’t just dip our toes in the Montessori method; we fully immerse ourselves in an authentic Montessori education. We strive to stay at the forefront of Montessori practices, embracing cutting-edge approaches and techniques. Our commitment is as real as the warm Phuket sunshine.
  2. Parent and Teacher Education: Learning is a collaborative endeavor, and we believe in empowering parents and teachers with the knowledge and skills to support children’s growth and development. Through regular training sessions and joint meetings, we foster a team approach, where everyone is a valuable player. Together, we create a supportive community that uplifts and inspires.
  3. Legal School Registration: We are dedicated to upholding integrity and compliance in our educational endeavors. Just like a referee at a sports match, we ensure that all our affiliated schools are legally registered with the Department of Business Development (DBD) and Educational Departments. We believe in playing by the rules, ensuring a solid foundation for our Montessori journey.

By joining Montessori Thailand, you become part of a winning team that is revolutionizing education. With authenticity, education, and legality as our playbook, we are not just players in the game, but catalysts for change. Together, we are transforming the educational landscape and shaping a brighter future for all. So, are you ready to join our winning team? Let’s change the game together!

How can I join and support Montessori Phuket?

Thank you for your interest in joining and supporting Montessori Thailand. We welcome your enthusiasm and commitment to our mission. Here’s how you can get involved:

  1. Contact Us and Attend Our Meetings: Reach out to us to express your interest in joining Montessori Thailand. We hold regular meetings at registered schools, online, and we encourage you to attend one of our upcoming gatherings. These meetings provide an opportunity to connect, share ideas, and get to know each other better.
  2. Seek Our Guidance before choosing a School: If you’re considering enrolling your child in a Montessori school in Thailand, we strongly advise reaching out to us beforehand. It’s essential to ensure that the school you’re considering has completed the necessary legal registration process with government institutions. This process can take several months to complete. By seeking guidance, you can avoid the risk of enrolling your child in a school that may face complications and potential closure during the registration process.
  3. Importance of Continuity for Children: Continuity is crucial, especially for young children. It provides stability and an optimal learning environment for their growth and development. Choosing a school that has completed the legal registration process helps ensure that your child’s educational journey remains uninterrupted. Unregistered schools that begin operating before completing the registration process may encounter challenges that result in closure, requiring children to transition to new premises and disrupt their educational continuity.
  4. Verify AMI Certification: Some schools may claim to be affiliated with the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). However, it’s important to verify their certification directly with AMI Montessori. AMI-certified schools undergo a rigorous process to obtain certification, and their affiliation is a mark of quality and adherence to Montessori principles.

By understanding the significance of legal registration and continuity, you can make informed decisions and provide the best educational experience for your child. Montessori Thailand is here to guide and support you in your Montessori journey. Together, we can ensure that every child’s educational path is grounded in authenticity, legality, and a commitment to their holistic development.

Can you provide me a job in a Montessori School?

Thank you for your inquiry about job opportunities in Montessori schools. While we cannot directly provide you with a job, we are here to support and connect you with schools that are looking to employ qualified teachers with Montessori qualifications.

To get started, we invite you to join one of our local group meetings in Thailand or online. This will give us an opportunity to get to know each other better and understand your specific interests and qualifications. By attending our meetings, you can connect with educators and school administrators who may have job openings or can provide guidance on employment opportunities.

Furthermore, we are committed to ensuring that Montessori teachers in Thailand are employed by trustworthy institutions that prioritize legal compliance. We understand the challenges some teachers may face, such as unpaid salaries or issues with visas and work permits. Our team at Montessori Thailand is here to provide advice and support in such cases. We strive to maintain high legal standards and ensure that teachers are employed by reputable schools that fulfill their legal obligations, including proper documentation and timely payment of salaries.

We acknowledge that some schools may make grand promises in their advertisements but fail to follow regulations. In such situations, it is crucial to seek guidance and support. By joining our meetings and engaging with the Montessori Thailand community, you can access valuable information and resources to navigate job opportunities in Thailand’s Montessori schools.

We are dedicated to promoting the well-being and professional development of Montessori educators. Together, we can uphold the standards of legality and quality in the Montessori education sector.

Can I visit a schools to observe their work?

Absolutely! We warmly welcome you to join our community and participate in our meetings and events. Through these gatherings, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the Montessori approach and connect with like-minded individuals in Thailand.

While we, as a community, do not organize school visits, we encourage you to reach out to the Montessori schools directly to inquire about observing their classrooms. Each school has its own policies and procedures regarding classroom observations to ensure minimal disruption to the children’s daily routines and the work of their guides. It is best to contact the schools directly and inquire about the possibility of arranging a visit.

During our meetings, we will provide you with more in-depth information about the schools in Thailand and the Montessori method. We will also engage in activities such as building and sharing materials and exchanging experiences. It is a wonderful opportunity to ask questions, seek solutions, and engage in meaningful discussions with fellow Montessori enthusiasts.

By participating in our community, you can gather valuable information, establish connections, and gain a deeper understanding of Montessori education in Thailand. We believe in the power of sharing knowledge and experiences to enrich our collective journey towards promoting authentic Montessori practices.

We look forward to welcoming you to our meetings and supporting your exploration of Montessori education in Thailand.