The Montessori Australia Foundation (MAF) is the peak national body for Montessori in Australia. MAF is a non-profit organisation that provides support services to Montessori schools, teachers and parents. MAF maintains communication with all Montessori programmes across Australia and acts as a clearinghouse for Montessori information and communication. MAF also participates on an international level, particularly with initiatives in Asia (China, India, Thailand), and through the Association Montessori Internationale (recognised by UNESCO and the United Nations).
School and Centre Services
The Montessori Australia Foundation offers School/Centre Subscriptions to Montessori schools and centres, providing publications, discounted Montessori materials, communications and promotional services. For full details, refer to the School Subscriber section.
Centre Establishment Services
Through Montessori Centre Management Australia (MCMA), MAF 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.
Services for the General Public
Montessori staff and parents benefit from their School's Subscription to the Montessori Australia Foundation. Publications such as the quarterly eBulletins and eArticles provide topical information on Montessori today and the annual colour parents magazine Montessori Insights is provided to all staff and families of the subscribing school. Individuals or Montessori teachers not currently with a subscribing school may join as Individual Subscribers to receive similar benefits. For full details, refer to the Individual Subscriber section.