If you strive to be the best early years practitioner, you should choose Norland

It’s hard to summarise in a few words why we’re considered the best. There are so many reasons. Partly it’s our 130-year reputation for pioneering early years training and producing the best early years practitioners, backed up by our high quality teaching and learning. Partly it’s the award-winning training you’ll receive that perfectly blends theory, practice and extensive real-world experience alongside a unique value-added curriculum. It’s also the incredible support you’ll receive throughout your studies and for the rest of your career when you join the Norland family and become a small part of history.

Most of all, it’s the outstanding career opportunities you’ll have as soon as you earn your professional title ‘Norlander’ or ‘Norland Nanny’ aided by your very own recruitment agency and backed up by the world-famous Norland name.

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Why choose Norland?

“If you are passionate about working with children, there is no better place to study than Norland.”

Hannah began studying for a BSc in Psychology before realising that her passion lay with child psychology and working with children. After taking a gap year, she joined Norland with the dream of training to become the best early years practitioner possible.

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"Norland was an investment into my future. I know that once I’ve graduated, I will be in a position to be earning a salary that means I can pay my parents back in no time at all."

Lois discusses how she overcame the financial hurdles of studying at Norland in her My Norland Story in order to pursue her dream of being an early years practitioner and becoming a Norland Nanny.

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"Now that I'm here, Norland really feels like home."

Beginning university is nerve-wracking enough. Imagine moving to a new country for university. That’s exactly what Emma did when she moved from the US to Bath to begin studying to become a Norland Nanny.

In her My Norland Story, she reflects on the feeling of being dropped off at the airport in the US, settling into life in Bath and the various early years settings she’s undertaken placements in during her first year.

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Some of our students share their Norland stories

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“My time at Norland so far has been an extraordinary adventure."

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“I wouldn’t want to do this degree anywhere else.” – Hermione’s story

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"I love to make a difference in children's lives and Norland allows me to do that."

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“I had a really amazing childhood and I wanted to give that experience back to other children and families.” – Harriet’s story

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“I think applying as a mature student was probably one of the best things I could have done” – Genna’s story

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"So far, being international has always been a bonus when applying for new jobs."

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“Norland is an investment in yourself.” – Matthew’s story

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“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.” – Sophia’s story

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“What has really stood out for me are the job opportunities I’ve had as a student” – Helen’s story

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"I don't think anyone can quite get into words exactly what Norland means to you because it's such an amazing thing to be a part of."

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“Never have I been in an environment with more considerate, kind and loving people as at Norland” – Abi’s story

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“Norland has brought out the best of me and I feel that being at Norland will bring the best out of you and make you the best practitioner you can be” – Leah’s story

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Open day – 12 October 2024

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Virtual open event – 20 November 2024

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