Montessori Accreditation

Montessori Education Accreditation Board (MEAB)

MEAB was introduced in 2008 by the Montessori St. Nicholas charity. The scheme was developed with the assistance of the British Accreditation Council and Independent Schools Inspectorate.

The accreditation process looks at how a setting delivers Montessori principles through its daily practice. There are many benefits of MEAB accreditation for Montessori schools and for their teachers, prospective parents and of course the children who attend.

What does MEAB accreditation mean?


The knowledge that an accredited school:

  • Fulfils the criteria of high quality Montessori provision
  • Is expected to meet national regulatory standards
  • Demonstrates effective links with parents



Accreditation is awarded to schools that:

  • Trust and respect a child’s need to learn through freedom of choice
  • Have a prepared learning environment that supports a child’s natural path of development
  • Acknowledge each child’s individuality within the context of their own family




Lemon Tree Montessori received the full re-accreditation in November 2017, which gives parents reassurance that we are delivering the highest quality Montessori provision. Full Accreditation report can be accessed on our website.


The provision for children’s learning and development is very good.”


Staff members facilitate the children’s independence very well and offer appropriate guidance and help.”


Staff members provide children with the verbal skills to resolve conflicts. They also promote respect through the celebration of the festivals and traditions of the diverse range of cultures of the children, to enable them to understand and show tolerance of each other’s differences and to celebrate their own identity.”

"Management structures allow for the implementation of Montessori principles and support staff in their professional development."

Lemon Tree Montessori received the first MAEB Accreditation in 2014 and was re-accredited in 2017. The latest accreditation report can be downloaded below: