Thursday, 7 December 2017

9 top tips for a stress free family Christmas

Claire Burgess, Head of Research, Consultancy & Training
Twitter: @belles28

Katie Crouch, Early Years Consultant
Twitter: @crunchiekatie

Christmas Day is the one day of the year which can be the most exciting day but also one of the most stressful. We all want the festive period to be one of fun, happiness and just like we see in the movies… however it doesn’t always turn out that way! In the same way that we are writing lists to make sure that we don’t forget anything and to help us to be fully prepared, we need to think about how we are preparing our children. We often think that children will just accept the changes and surprises (which can actually translate into shock for children) that the festive period can bring, but, very often, it can have the opposite effect to what we had planned.

Monday, 13 November 2017

The connection of communication

Katie Crouch, Early Years Consultant
Twitter: @crunchiekatie

Learning language and communication is an exciting journey, which children first embark upon whilst still in the womb. Through sounds, in our environment and our spoken words, children slowly begin to absorb the meanings of noises and verbal communications. Communication is a fundamental life skill, which we all need to connect us to our social world. We use connections to build relationships with others and in order to carry out tasks. Early childhood is widely seen as a critical period for forming language and communication strategies, and is therefore, a golden time for us to get to know our children and their developing personalities.

Friday, 1 September 2017

7 top tips for preparing you and your child(ren) for starting school

Claire Burgess, Head of Research, Consultancy & Training
Twitter: @belles28

Katie Crouch, Early Years Consultant
Twitter: @crunchiekatie

Traditionally, the first day of school tends to start with pictures of the little one(s) standing proudly, and nervously, in their brand new and immaculately pressed school uniform by the front door. These pictures help to form special memories and also mark a moment of reflection for the parent. For many, this moment can cause a flourish of memories of your past four, or five, years with your child(ren). Recollections flash by from pregnancy scans, first smiles, magical first steps to bumped knees. All of these emotions can be overwhelming and therefore makes it completely understandable that you and your child(ren) may be apprehensive about starting school. 

Friday, 30 June 2017

My first year at Norland is over

Author: Abi Kohen, Set 40

My first year at Norland College has come to a close. Despite the deadlines, learning to live independently and several cooking and sewing disasters later, I have to say it is a year I would happily relive all over again. I always knew the first year was going to be a huge and exciting learning curve, but nothing can compare to the invaluable knowledge and experience I have gained. 

Friday, 7 April 2017

Norland student helps deliver her friend’s baby!

Preparing for birth is a magical time, from decorating the nursery, to preparing the overnight bag. There is one thing however that cannot always be controlled; exactly when the big day is going to arrive.

Norland student, Lauren Sherrin of Set 39 shares her remarkable account of how her invaluable experience at Norland College prepared her to facilitate one of life’s greatest moments.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Should we hide our emotions from children?

Claire Burgess, Head of Research, Consultancy & Training
Twitter: @belles28

We all experience a range of emotions each and everyday.  Some can be quite overwhelming, whilst others influence how we approach the people or the environment around us. But what are emotions?  The Oxford Dictionary (2016) defines them as “a strong feeling derived from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others” and “instinctive or intuitive feeling as distinguished from reasoning or knowledge”.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Etihad Airways and Norland celebrate the graduation of the 2,000th Flying Nanny

Etihad Airways has celebrated the graduation of its 2000th Flying Nanny, continuing its relationship with Norland, the respected UK-based higher education college which specialises in ‘early years’ education.

This Norland approved training ensures that Etihad Airways’ highly trained cabin crew members who transfer to become Flying Nannies, can combine their service and hospitality expertise with an appreciation of the childcare skills required to ensure outstanding service and inflight care for the airline’s younger guests.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

A job that can change the world

Mandy Donaldson, Vice Principal, Head of Academic Services and Registrar

It’s a bold thing to say, but something I firmly believe in: “When you work with babies and young children, you can change the world!”

Friday, 17 March 2017

Norland Choir returns to the Mid-Somerset Festival

On Saturday 25th March the Norland choir will be returning for the second consecutive year to perform at the prestigious Guildhall, Bath as part of the Mid-Somerset Festival. This marks the fourth choir performance of the 2016-17 academic year.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

What happens when it comes to an end?

Claire Burgess, Head of Research, Consultancy & Training
Twitter: @belles28

We often talk about how to find and interview for a nanny to join your family but we also need to talk about how you handle the situation when the time might come for your nanny to leave.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Norland College celebrates 125th anniversary in 2017

The world famous and prestigious Norland College is celebrating its 125th year of educating and training the very best early years professionals during 2017.

Norland College’s Principal, Dr Janet Rose said that “Norland’s 125th anniversary year marks an exciting new era for the College in a modern world.”

Friday, 13 January 2017

Norland College extends UCAS application deadline for 2017 entry

Due to extra capacity at the forthcoming new College site, Norland College is pleased to announce the extension of its UCAS deadline for 2017 entry.

Students joining Norland in September 2017 will be among the first to study at our new facility in the Oldfield Park area of Bath. The building, which is being extensively refurbished, allows us to increase our student intake for 2017 due to extra space and teaching facilities being realised.