Call now on 0207 183 0309

Norland Nannies

For over a century, Norland Nannies have been the creme de la creme of child carers. You will find royalty and those of high social status employing Norland Nannies for their exemplary skills and high standard care, including Mick Jagger, Princess Anne and more recently the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Norland Nannies have a flexible and personalised approach and are able to work with you to bring up your children how you want to. And with Little Ones at your side, we will be able to source Norland-trained candidates who will complement your every need, whatever they may be.

What is a Norland Nanny?

Norland Nannies are famous for their professionalism and exceptional training in early years higher education, and they are considered the top most choice when it comes to childcare, the Mary Poppins of the modern times. These exemplary nannies have been providing a top of the line service not just across the United Kingdom but overseas as well.

Norlanders, as the alumni of the college are often called, successfully complete their training at the most prestigious nanny training school in the world -- Norland College in the beautiful city of Bath in England. The renowned school was founded by Teacher Emily Ward in 1892. At that time, childcare was often done by housemaids who were also in charge of the household chores so they are focused on a lot of tasks around the house, making the childcare duties more like keeping an eye on the children instead of a child-focused job. For this reason, Norland College decided to introduce a more structured and child-centred system where nannies could look after a child effectively whilst also ensuring that their learning and development are not compromised. In the year 2019, they are termed as the best Independent Higher Education provider in the United Kingdom at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards, among other awards.

Why choose a Norland Nanny?

If even the royal family decides to hire a Norland Nanny, it must mean there really is something special about them, right? Why is it that clients are willing to pay the cost for hiring a Norland Nanny? What makes them stand out from other childcare options?

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.

Norlanders attend a three-year bachelor's degree in Early Years Development and Learning and the three-year course covers everything from child psychology and health, to philosophies of childhood education. They study comprehensive child development techniques and training to keep the children entertained. They do their duties whilst following the college’s motto ‘Love never faileth’ at all times.

After undergoing the three-year training at school and graduating Norland College, all Norland Nannies must also take a 12-month long assignment under the supervision of the school before moving further into the workforce.

Armed with their training in early years education and development as well as their skills, Norland Nannies are also 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.

How can we help to recruit Norland Nannies?

Little Ones had been helping families find their perfect nannies for over 15 years. Armed with skills and the vast experience that we have in the industry, we have honed down our vetting and recruitment process to a fine art. And as a premium luxury agency, we are able to provide a wide range of qualified candidates to sort out your childcare options, whatever your needs may be.

There are only a limited number of Norland College graduates per year, thus resulting in a greater demand for Norland Nannies. Here at Little Ones, we can source either newly qualified or experienced Norland Nannies for our clients, as we have an extensive list of candidates in our books.

We know that no two families are the same and we understand that our clients want to hire nannies that are tailored to their needs, which is why Little Ones work closely with our clients and candidates to know which of them perfectly matches with each other.

Our Little Ones consultants are specialists in the recruitment industry and they are able to expertly vet the Norland-trained nanny candidates to ensure only the best ones are put forth for an interview with our clients. The vetting process includes a thorough interview with the candidate, cross checking their credentials, education, training and employment history. You can rest assured that the nanny candidates you interview have completed their training at Norland, have an up-to-date First Aid qualification and DBS check. Our consultants are always available to assist at any point during your search, providing top of the line service to each of our clients.

What are the market rates for Norland Nannies?

Studying at Norland College isn’t cheap and due to the length and cost for training as a Norland Nanny, generally the salaries are higher to reflect the level of qualification that they have and the skills that they could offer. The cost varies but is considerably higher than the regular nanny costs.

All qualified Norland Nannies have a minimum experience of one year working with children. Their salary depends upon their experience, their skills, work history, and the number of hours they are required to work. It will also affect their salary if there will be international travels or if they will be based overseas.

The market rate for a Norland Nanny with limited qualifications who works for about 50 hours per week could start at around £30,000 to £35,000 gross per year 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, or on a live in or live out basis.

What are the duties and responsibilities of a Norland Nanny?

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.

Finding your Norland Nanny today...

Little Ones believe that you should feel supported from the very first point of contact. We will guide you from the start of your search and we will not stop even when you have found your Norland Nanny who perfectly complements your needs.

With Little Ones agency’s excellence and commitment to childcare staff placements, the team pride themselves on being able to delicately align a premium, luxury service to those who put their trust in them. For a no obligation consultation regarding our Norland Nannies and the most suitable option for your family, or to view a comprehensive list of nannies we have, please contact Little Ones Agency on 0207 183 0309 or send us an email to

Browse by type