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.

Register for our next open event
group of Norland students training to become an early years practitioner in formal uniform in their first week studying Norland's early years degree

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.

Read Hannah's story
a female student in her formal uniform smiling

"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.

Find out more about bursaries

"This is where England started to feel like home. I really found my people, where I belong and what I'm passionate about, and that I can just owe to Norland."

Jessica is a mature student from South Africa and feels that the Norland community has made the UK feel like home. She discusses her passion for childcare, her time at Norland so far and the international job prospects available to her once she graduates.

International students

Register your interest in studying at Norland to stay connected

Join our mailing list

Sign up to our mailing list to receive the latest study news and information about our open days, funding opportunities and student life.

Some of our students share their Norland stories

male headshot in Norland nanny uniform

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

Read full story
a female holding a clapper board

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

Read full story
a female in her uniform

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

Read full story
a female Norland student at her graduation

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

Read full story
a male student in uniform smiling

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

Read full story
a female sat in a garden smiling

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

Read full story
a female student who received a bursary on a film set

"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."

Read full story
female head shot

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

Read full story
female head shot

“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

Read full story

Our upcoming events

A group of Norland students walking in their formal uniform at the Oldfield Park campus in Bath

Admissions and international student Q&A, 27 September 2023

View event
A male and a female Norland Nanny students in their uniform holding a sign saying Welcome to Norland at an open day

Open day – 7 October 2023

View event

Virtual open event – 18 November 2023

View event
TEF gold award
WhatUni student choice award logo
IHE inspiring course winner
Heist silver award winner logo