Amy Kirkham has been involved in Early Childhood Education since 1988. In addition to the AMI 3-6 Diploma and AMI Trainer Certificate, she holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood), a Bachelor of Educational Studies (Hearing Impairment) and Master of Education. Amy is the 3-6 AMI Director of Training for the Australian Montessori Teacher Education Foundation in Melbourne and on the Sunshine Coast. She is also on the Faculty of Trainers for ITCMEC in Shanghai, China. Amy is actively involved in the provision of professional development for Montessori staff as well as parent and community education. She is currently serving on several Australian committees focusing on Montessori research, Quality Assurance and the Australian National Curriculum.