The STAR framework

STAR is Montessori Global Education’s Quality Recognition Framework – supporting developmental quality assurance and enhancement across the education sector – Standards, Training, Accreditation, Review

Our pioneering approach to the application of Montessori education allows us to welcome everyone – all education providers committed to offering a learner-centred approach through resources, applications, systems of practice and training.

For many years we have been at the forefront of formalising Montessori professional recognition and quality assurance in the UK and globally (we started with the original Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board (MEAB) in 2007) and have consistently upheld professional accreditation with global awarding partners ever since. In 2021, MEAB was replaced by STAR – a professional recognition framework able to highlight excellence in Montessori and Montessori-inspired educational provision and delivery.

We award the STAR status to educators or organisations able to meet our Principles and Standards, choosing to be held accountable for their methods of operation and professional practice.

Journey to Accreditation
(e.g. independent nursery settings or home based educators)

Successful Accreditation status provides assurance to communities of quality compliance and on-going embedded practice routed in authentic, sustainable Montessori, and Montessori-inspired, practice.

Achieving Endorsement
(e.g. well-respected service providers; products or settings with capacity to operate set curriculum models and/ or resources)

Successful Endorsement status provides public recognition of quality educational provision which is innovative and relevant; enabling learning communities to make informed choices when looking for high-quality education programmes or study locations.

Host & Beacon Training Centre Approval
(e.g established, expertly staffed settings with local training needs for staff)

Successful Approval status enables established and well-positioned educational providers to be supported, monitored and inspired by contemporary Montessori practice across adult learning provision and offer a portfolio of well-managed and sector relevant professional development courses and qualifications.

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