UMI Training Center and VIVID Onderwijs (the Netherlands) are happy to announce the following trainings that are offered for the first time in the Eastern Europe: second group of the TEP 0-6 Course (scheduled for 2018) and ATEP Course (planned for 2019)

SECOND GROUP of the TEP 0-6 Course

This Course is divided into 5 parts:

  • Part 1 (7 days): 09 April 2018 – 15 April 2018
  • Part 2 (7 days): 19 May 2018 – 25 May 2018
  • Part 3 (7 days): 14 July 2018 – 20 July 2018
  • Part 4 (4 days): 25 August 2018 – 28 (29) August

Description: Teacher Education Program 0-6 prepares Certified Montessori Teachers 0-6. Full information on Program, Required Literature, Trainers, the NMV, the Montessori Europe, Certification of the TEP Course and VIVID Onderwijs you may obtain by contacting us

Graduation document: the Certificate of the NMV (Nederlandse Montessori Vereniging / Dutch Montessori Association): “Montessori Teacher in Infancy and Primary Education; Age 0-6”. Certificate is awarded as per the Requirements for Certification of the NMV in Cooperation with VIVID Onderwijs

Course Certification: TEP 0-6 course is certified with the NMV. In 1917 the NMV was founded and in 1929 the AMI was founded. The NMV has the office in Hague and the AMI in Amsterdam. In 2016, nearly 100 years later the NMV has in total 544 Institutes as members with 56.373 Students from 0-18 years. To that there are 6 Colleges / High schools where teacher trainers are located and give the Montessori teacher trainings

Main requirements: documents/experience confirming the right to teach children in your jurisdiction or country of origin

Duration/Hours: 25 days/350 hours (including out of class studying)

Quantity of students: 24 

Note: graduates of TEP 0-6 Group 1 may continue their education under programs: ATEP (Advanced TEP – level of Internal School Adviser or Coach) and TTP (Teach the Trainer Program-  level of Trainer)

Registration and Training fee: we will accept only 24 students! Only paid registration fee and filled in Application Form reserve a place for the candidate at the Course. In case the candidate refuses to participate in the Course, the registration fee will not be refunded. Please contact us in respect of paying the registration fee, obtaining the Application Form and the total fee for the Course at 

Training location: 5A Simirenko street, Kyiv, Ukraine (at the address of our UMI, Montessori School)



Drs. Elisabeth C.J. Mattijssen is a Master in Pedagogy, Trainer of Montessori Teachers and she is registered in Health Care Netherlands as psychologist. She has a Private Company for psychological assessment: Praktijk voor Psychodiagnostiek and she is a partner of VIVID Onderwijs. From 1963 to 1969 she worked as a Montessori teacher with children from 4 to 12 years. From 1969 to 2006 she worked as a professor and Montessori teacher trainer at the Hogeschool Leiden. Next to this she wrote many articles for the Dutch Montessori magazine about child development and she developed 2 child monitoring systems (for regular and Montessori schools). She coaches school development for 20 years in the Netherlands, Belgium, Ukraine, Russia, China, Lebanon and Germany. She participates now in project development in the Netherlands: “A new approach to mathematics in Montessori education”. She consults regular and Montessori schools in several subjects, like coaching, management, didactics and methodology. She is a board member of the NMV (the Dutch Montessori Association).


Drs. Ward van de Vijver is a master in Pedagogy and Trainer of Montessori Teachers. After a career as teacher, headmaster, coach and consultant in the inner cities of The Hague and Rotterdam, he educated teachers at the Hogeschool Rotterdam. He trained school staffs and directors. His company VIVID Onderwijs is specialized in innovation of education for inner city schools and school development. The work for school development was rewarded with a national prize (Mommers-prijs). He used and constructed evidence based and data driven methods in school development during about 20 years in the Netherlands, Belgium, Ukraine, Russia, China, Lebanon and Germany. He is interested in evidence based principles of Montessori education and Observation and brought them into the Training: Montessori education in the 21st century. He published works about school development, orthography, arithmetic and motivation. He consults schools about management, reading, language and arithmetic. 


Vanessa Fichtl is a Montessori Teacher with AMI Diploma 0-3 in 2009 issued by The Montessori Institute Denver, USA. Vanessa started to work in Montessori schools in 2007. She is a trained Pedagogue and Event Manager. In 2013, Vanessa opened her own Montessori Children’s House in Dortmund, Germany. Her wish to actively promote the Montessori Pedagogy for children under three years of age, while making it more accessible in Germany, helped her along the path to founding the Montessori Institute Dortmund, which is an AMI-Certified Training Center. Vanessa regularly attends and speaks on conferences, workshops and trainings about the Montessori Pedagogy, including Pediatrics and Neurological Research. She is also an ambassador for the Montessori Pedagogy in Business schools and Universities in Germany.

Elementary School Montessori 6-12

We are pleased to announce that the experienced trainer Natalia Moshnyaga will conduct the training “Elementary School Montessori 6-12” at our Montessori school. If you are interested to participate please contact Natalia Moshnyaga directly ( List of participants will be formed solely by the trainer.



Natalia Moshniaga is a certified Montessori teacher 0-6, 6-12, a specialist in sensoric integration and an assistant at diploma courses 3-6 and 6-12 in the Montessori Academy of Austria (Vienna). Currently Natalia is preparing to become a 6-12 trainer.

Program: The course consists of 18 units, each unit lasts 3-5 days. During the training, you will have the opportunity to visit Austrian schools, which are recognized AMI platforms. Upon training completion and successful exam passing, students will receive diplomas of the Austria Montessori Academy, indicating that training is fully compliant with AMI standards.