Our approach

Flexi-time Learning

The Flexi-time Learning format is the only one of its kind in Southern Africa Montessori circles and is a unique form of education where there is the same face-to-face contact as for full-time courses but through scheduled seminars, workshops and experiential sessions which are required for diplomas and offers the student the freedom and time to acquire quality Montessori teacher training and diplomas that they might otherwise be unable to receive.

Seminars and workshops are regularly held throughout Namibia and Southern Africa and are organised when and where it is convenient for the majority of students to attend. It is assumed that the student will attend the required seminars and workshops and the travelling, time and cost of accommodation will be considered by the student prior to applying to the College.

Students choosing the Flexi-time Learning option can register from 1st October and begin in the following year January.The student can study at a time that is suitable to them away from the traditional urban Colleges. Assignments have to be submitted at specified times during the year.

Online Learning

From 2018, the first year of the Montessori Early Childhood Development (ECD) Pre-Primary Teaching Diploma course will be offered as an online course. This will allow you to study where, and whenever, you choose. Find out more on our eLearning page.

Course Requirements

  • Course work as stipulated (listed in the prospectus)
  • Attendance at required Seminars/Workshops (inclusive in the price of the course)
  • Written Assignments & Guided observations
  • Summative challenge examinations
  • Guided Material making & supervised practice
  • Practicals


Is by way of attendance, written assignments; written theory examinations; practicals; portfolio (file/album), completion. The institution has qualified and registered internal assessors & moderators.

Time schedule

Headstart Montessori Flexitime Courses can be started anytime up to the end of January. Registration for each year starts in September of the previous year and closes at the end of November. The ECD course is a three-module, Level 5, 240 credit course. Each module of a course can be completed in 12 months or extended to a maximum of 2 years. Ts & Cs apply.