Our very own “Mary Poppins” – Malandra Rogers – returned to Dover College to give a presentation to some of our senior pupils on the life of a Norland Nanny and Malandra’s own experiences at Norland College.
After her studies here in the Sixth Form, Malandra joined the Prep School as a young apprentice to give her a good grounding of practical experience in Early Years teaching before her successful application to Norland College.
Norland is the World famous college for the exceptional quality of its early years higher education and training. Norland graduates are always in high demand around the globe for their exceptional skills. Norland College has earned – for the second year running – the TEF Gold Award. The Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) measures the quality of teaching in the UK. Gold is the highest standard.
Malandra’s visit, on Friday 24th January, was a great success. Malandra gave a presentation to senior pupils interested in a career in childcare and early years teaching. One pupil was so enthused that she declared her intention, there and then, to visit Norland on the next college Open Day in April!
As well as her presentation, Malandra expressed a wish to revisit the Prep School and she spent a good part of the afternoon catching up with staff and the young pupils whom she had cared for during her time of apprenticeship prior to joining Norland.
Staff and pupils enjoyed Malandra’s return to Dover College and we are very pleased that she is doing so well in her second year of studies at Norland.