The world-renowned Norland nanny college is set to relocate to its new training base early next year.
Norland College, which has educated and trained the current nanny for Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will be moving into the facility formerly occupied by Hayesfield Girls’ School in Bath. The redevelopment will see extensive modernisation and extension of the current building, which is located in Oldfield Park.
The Victorian-era villa building will host new and state-of-the-art on-site kitchens, simulated nursery facilities, a common area for study and recreation, as well as numerous teaching spaces.
Speaking to the Bath Chronicle, college principal Liz Hunt, commented: “Norland has moved many times in its history and with the recent growth of the college and the new three-year degree course, it was time once again to look for a new premises. We are so excited about the opportunities this new building will bring to our students and are working with Rydon to ensure it meets the high standards our students rightfully expect.”
Norland College, just like many nanny agencies in London, is recognised for its high standards. The students are also recognisable in their prestigious and iconic uniforms of a brown hat, white gloves and flat-heeled brown brogues.
Planning permission was granted for the college to start redeveloping the new Upper Oldfield park residence suite into a £2.3million training and educational facility in 2015.
Also speaking to the paper, Paul Barber, south west regional director for Rydon contractors, said: “We are delighted to be working with Norland College to deliver this high quality, modern educational facility for teaching future generations of the iconic Norland Nannies.
“Securing this prestigious project further builds on Rydon’s track record in education across the private and public domains, particularly working in occupied environments and closely with local communities to ensure we bring a considerate approach to construction.”