Meet Sophia who always wanted to work with children in some capacity. She then found out about nannying and discovered Norland. Sophia loves working with children in the home and the personal relationships nannies build with children and the family.

In her My Norland Story, Sophia discusses studying our early childhood degree and diploma course, how the course sparks her creativity and what she gets up to outside of her studies.

“I knew I wanted to work with children. I originally thought it would be nursery teaching or a doctor or something in that area. Then I found out that nannying was a career and that I could be in a family home and I liked the ability to make closer relationships with individual children.

“I think my highlight has been the most recent residential placement because it’s the first placement where I’ve lived in and had six weeks with the children. You nave a lot more time to bond with the family.

“Coming to Norland, it’s very welcoming and very inclusive to everyone. Coming from a smaller area, I was a bit nervous coming into a city but Norland made it feel a lot more manageable.

“To call myself a Norlander or a Norland Nanny, it’s going to be a very outer-worldly experience because it’s something I’ve known about for eight years now and something I’ve wanted to do for a really long time. By the time I graduate, it would have been 10 years since I found out about Norland and that’s a nice full circle moment.”

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