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Norland College appoints senior early years academic as Research Fellow

Professor Theodora Papatheodorou has extensive experience in policy development and the provision of education services internationally

Norland College, the Bath-based specialist provider of early years training and education, is delighted to announce the appointment of senior academic Professor Theodora Papatheodorou as Research Fellow at the College.

Theodora joins the College with experience in early years teaching and research, with a specific focus on early years and higher education pedagogy.

She has a vast array of experience working in policy development and the provision of education services across the globe, from successfully influencing the expansion of education services for early childhood provision in Kosovo, to conducting a study for the establishment and management of satellite pre-primary schools in rural Tanzania.

Theodora’s work has also stretched to supporting Save the Children country offices, with the implementation of early childhood programmes across Sub-Saharan Africa, South and West Asia as well as South America.

Dr Janet Rose, Principal of Norland College, said:

“I’m thrilled with our appointment of Professor Papatheodorou.  She represents a perfect example of how Norland College looks to recruit experts in the field of early years education. Her commitment to improving early years provision across the world is a testament to herself and her work and we’re delighted to welcome such an exceptional, experienced academic to Norland. I’m sure she will go far in supporting our commitment to excellence in teaching and childcare services, as well as contributing to our community and charitable engagement.”

Theodora Papatheodorou commented:

“I’m delighted to begin my work with such a high-quality institution and hope my passion and commitment to the provision of early years education will be a valuable contribution to Norland College. With the work I have done with education services across the world, I hope I can bring a fresh perspective and set of views to the team, in achieving Norland’s strategic goals.”

The new announcement follows an exciting year for Norland College, as it was recently granted taught degree awarding powers by the Privy Council, which is a major step towards the College’s ambition to become the first specialist early years university in the world.

About Norland College: Founded in Norland Place, London, in 1892 by Emily Ward and has been at the forefront of childcare training ever since. The education at Norland has always been progressive. Today’s students study for a BA (Hons) degree in Early Years Development and Learning alongside the prestigious Norland Diploma, a unique qualification which teaches the practical skills it takes to become a Norland Nanny.

Norland graduates are famous for their best in class standard of training and their iconic uniforms. Norland-trained early years professionals are employed worldwide through the Norland Agency as Norland Nannies and Maternity Nurses. Norland graduates command the highest salaries in the industry, clinch the most sought-after posts and enjoy a busy life often working for high profile clients.

With a degree behind them, many Norland Nannies also progress into other professions that involve working with children, including teaching. Norland Nannies are also provided with their own recruitment agency, Norland Agency, to ensure that graduates have outstanding employment opportunities upon leaving the College, and throughout their careers. 


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