To be the royal nanny, one must first be a ‘nanny’
Being a nanny has about as much in common with being a babysitter as being a doctor has in common with playing doctor. To become a nanny, at least an English nanny, one must complete a training program such as the one that Maria Borrallo, Royal Nanny for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children, took at Norland College. According to The Sun, Norland is the creme-de-la-creme of nanny training grounds.
The training goes way beyond ‘child care’
Norland specialises in training royal nannies, teaching its students not just how to change babies’ nappies, but also how to escape kidnappers and avoid terrorists. “The nannies are taught everything from defensive driving to security issues, to how to care for a future king or queen,” Victoria Murphy says.
The training takes at least three years to complete
The basic training at Norland, which leads to an undergraduate level degree in ‘Early Years Development and Learning,’ is a three-year, full-time course. That is exactly the same amount of schooling it takes to become a lawyer in the US.