About us

The very best
since 1892

Norland’s mission is to uphold and enhance our prestigious reputation and provide a bespoke early years higher education, training and consultancy, informed by cutting-edge research, and cultivate outstanding graduates with lifelong career opportunities, professional support and continuous learning. 

We often use a phrase at Norland, ‘the College is steeped in history, but focused on the future’. Whilst we are incredibly proud of our heritage and origin, we are constantly looking forward to ensure our training and education is ahead of its time and relevant for the careers our students will go on to pursue. There is an ever increasing demand for Norland graduates who enjoy guaranteed employment opportunities. 

Whilst many of the founding  principles of Norland have remained the same since Emily Ward started the College, our students are training and working in a very different world and our teaching and curriculum reflects this; but at the centre of everything we do, just as it was in 1892, is the health, well-being and education of the children we care for.