Norland was founded in Norland Place, London in 1892 by Emily Ward as the very first educational establishment to offer any kind of childcare training. The specialist early years higher education provider has been at the forefront of childcare training ever since. The education at Norland has always been progressive.

Today’s students study for a BA (Hons) degree in Early Years Development and Learning alongside the prestigious Norland Diploma, a unique qualification which teaches the practical skills it takes to become a Norlander, or Norland Nanny as graduates are known. Norland graduates are world famous for their best-in-class standard of training and their iconic uniforms. Norlanders are employed worldwide through the Norland Agency as nannies and maternity nurses. They command the highest salaries in the industry, clinch the most sought-after posts and enjoy a busy life often working for high profile clients. With a degree behind them, many Norlanders also progress into other professions that involve working with children, including teaching and nursing.