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Determined that Norland graduates should be acknowledged as professionals and not mistaken for housemaids, she introduced the now iconic uniform of brown dress, felt hat, gloves and laceup shoes that led to the girls being likened to Mary Poppins."From the moment I set foot in Norland College for a two-day taster session when I was 16, I adored it," recalls Isobel, who attended a private school in Oxfordshire.

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"My daughter has one and loves it."We spent joyous time in the local woods where we learned how to throw the perfect teddy bears' picnic and there were even lessons in planning a themed birthday party.

She paints a picture of a curriculum designed to help nannies create traditional yet idyllic childhood experiences for the little ones in their care.

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"Norland training is not just childcare, its focus is on child development and our training gives us the unique ability to adapt that for each child.

"We'd write words using lavender buds or tea leaves to stimulate a child's sense of smell and sight."Then there was the treasure box, a simple basket containing pine cones, a mirror, car keys and a china egg cup so that babies can explore different textures and temperatures to the touch.

The Park Private Day Nursery is situated in a spacious Victorian house in the Werneth area of Oldham, directly opposite a picturesque local park. Each room is equipped with suitable, age-appropriate educational toys and apparatus, enabling the children… more

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Broadway Day Nursery in Royton, Oldham provides childcare to children aged from birth to five-years-old. Caring staff support each and every child's learning and help them become 'school ready'. The staff are keen to ensure all children receive the… more

Holyrood Day Nursery Castleton is based in Rochdale and is a restored church that is a grade II listed building. The nursery is registered to care for children aged between the ages of six weeks to five years. Holyrood has four playrooms each equipped… more

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Until then preschool children in wealthy families were cared for by housemaids but Ward spotted a need for early years childcare to be structured yet also loving and nurturing.

"It's the quality of training and the practical side," she adds.

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Ladybirds Educational Nursery's ethos is one of continuous improvement for the children in the nursery's care, for the staff and for the relationship with parents. The nursery emphasises the importance of creating happy, confident, secure individuals… more

"The mother was very impressed."It sounds as if Prince George will be in safe, discreet yet fun hands when his own Norland nanny takes charge.Mary Poppins would surely approve.

"I now specialise in maternity nursing and also helping parents to establish sleeping and eating patterns for their children, all of it in keeping with my Norland training."Even when faced with naughty or fractious little ones Norland nannies famously do not smack their charges."You should never have to smack or even raise your voice if you have the respect of the child in your care," Isobel explains.

It worked so well that she stayed with them for another 18 months after graduating from Norland.

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