Montessori Australia Foundation (MAF) is the main national body for Montessori in Australia. MAF is a non-profit organisation that provides services to Montessori schools and centres, teachers and parents, including professional development, publications and an online store for Montessori materials. The Foundation administers the national Montessori Quality Assurance Programme, licenses the Australian Montessori National Curriculum and is the author of the Montessori Australia website and other social media formats.
MAF also offers a range of consulting services for Montessori schools and centres and liaises with government and educational bodies. Divisions within the Foundation include support for Early Childhood, Independent Schools, Public Schools and Ageing Support Services. MAF works closely with the Montessori Children’s Foundation (MCF) charity and with the two major Montessori training providers, the Australian Centre for Montessori Studies (ACMS) and the Montessori Institute. MAF participates on an international level, particularly with initiatives in Asia (China and Thailand), and through the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).