Louise Livingston first developed an interest in understanding children through her work as a counselor to abused children with the UK charity Childline. She gained her Montessori diploma at the 3-6 level at the Maria Montessori Institute in London. She has worked for some years in Children’s Houses latterly running one of the Maria Montessori Institute’s own schools. Louise is presently Director of Training at the Maria Montessori Institute in London where she is responsible for the full time courses. She is a national examiner for AMI and lectures both in the UK and internationally. She is on the organising committee of the UK AMI Affiliated Society and is the editor of their publication Direction. She is also on the council of Montessori Education UK, the body responsible for running the UK Montessori schools accreditation scheme. Louise was part of the AMI Centenary Steering Committee and played a key role in co-ordinating the Centenary activities around the world. She is a key member of the committee co-ordinating the AMI parent support initiative Aid to Life and has been responsible for co-writing and editing all the initial audio visual and printed resources. She is a key member of the AMI Faculty offering training in China.