Norland Nanny

Norland Nannies

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Norland College has been providing best-in-class Norland Nannies for over 130 years. Students study a BA Degree in Early Years Development and Learning, followed by a year being monitored as a New Qualified Nanny before finally being able to call themselves a Norlander.
These nannies will go on to work as overseas nannies, live–out nannies, live–in nannies and maternity nurses.
During their training they will have hands on experience working in a variety of placements which will offer them an intimate understanding of the job, backed up by the excellent academic training provided by the college.
Norland nanny duties can include: arranging age applicable activities and trips, cooking meals, overseeing homework, children’s laundry & ironing, providing feedback to parents and developing routines.

As they go on to work for some of the most influential families in the world, Norland Nannies are equipped to meet the needs of their clients — from administering first aid to preparing for the holidays. And some of the recent additions to the Norland College curriculum include security and anti-terrorism training, taekwondo and skid-driving to avoid paparazzi.

Every household is different and duties of a Norland Nanny may vary, depending on the needs of the family they are working for. But typical duties of a Norland Nanny include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring the children are well taken care of
  • Taking children to playgroup/nursery/school
  • Teaching the children good manners and eloquence
  • Teaching the children multiple languages
  • Preparing the children for events and engagements
  • Explaining to the children what is likely to happen at events and what they will see
  • Taking children on outing appropriate to their age and stage of development
  • Preparing for special occasion such as birthday parties
  • Implementing activities for the development of the children
  • Providing well balanced and nutritious meals appropriate to the needs of the children
  • Cleaning and tidying the nursery, bedroom, playroom and other areas
  • Administering first aid and medicine for scrapes
  • Maintaining household equipment relating to the care of the children
  • Travelling with the children and preparing for holidays, weekend visits, etc.
  • Communicating with parents in relation to the care for their children

Throughout their service, the Norland Nannies are expected to act in accordance with the Norland Code of Professional Responsibilities to justify trust and confidence.

  • Working for some of the most influential families and powerful people in the world means that Norland Nannies have to have the necessary knowledge to tackle just about anything that is thrown at them. To meet these needs, Norland College provides their students with an intensive and meticulous program that is more than an average childcare qualification course would cover.
  • As well as armed with their training in early years education and development as well as their skills, Norland Nannies are able to teach children multiple languages, eloquence, manners and extra skills such as sailing and skiing. And given the social status of their clients they work for, Norland Nannies are taught taekwondo in case the need to defend their charges arises or to control a skidding car and learn to drive under treacherous conditions in case they need to flee from paparazzi.
  • Trust is vital in this setting which is why discretion is also taken very seriously. All in all, Norland Nannies are trained to go above and beyond with utmost dedication and class.

Norland College has been training nannies since it was founded in 1892 by Emily Ward. She recognised that early years childcare and education needed to be more structured, and Norland College became the first to offer any kind of formal training in childcare. Today it continues to be at the forefront of early years training, ensuring that students are trained to the highest level.

Norland College students take part in a three-year course in Early Years Development. Modules include Safeguarding and Child Protection, Promoting Health and Wellbeing, Making Sense of Children’s Behaviour and Working with Families and Communities. Norland College trains its students how to work with families, and how to become skillful in the kitchen, cooking healthy meals. The course curriculum also covers, among others, First Aid training, baby massage, driving in arduous conditions and security training delivered by former military intelligence officers. Each of the three years is divided into three trimesters with the Norland nanny time split between placement and College. The nanny will undertake a total of six placements over the three years so she will gain a lot of experience while studying.

A Norland Nanny always ensures children are meeting age and stage appropriate developmental goals. And due it’s highly educated and experienced profiles Norland Nannies are often employed by royals and high profile families.

  • The market rate for a Norland Nanny with limited qualifications who works for about 50 hours per week could start at around £50,000 to £60,000 gross per year for a live in position or around £55,000 to £80,000 gross per year for a live out position and the more experienced Norland Nannies who had been in their service for more than a decade may request a salary up to £100,000 per year. Their salary could also be influenced whether you will employ a Norland Nanny in a part time or full time position.
  • Salary guide is based on a 5 or 5 and half day work week, 8-12hrs a day, and is presented to you as a guide.
  • Final salary always varies depending on the overall package offered.