Poppins Corporation

Japanese childcare

Japan (www.poppins.co.jp/english/index.html)

Norland has been working with Poppins Corporation, Japan since 2008, delivering training for practitioners from Japan who want to learn about Early Years care and education in the UK. Each year Poppins Corporation sends a group of up to 15 delegates to Norland in Bath for a 2 week summer school.

In 2015 the 2 week course had two areas of focus - Early Years Curriculum in the UK and learning the skills of being a Norland Nanny in the UK. The two week course culminated in the hosting of a British themed children’s party for Norland Nannies and their charges.

Noriko Nakamura, President and CEO, Poppins Corporation, Japan

“The Poppins Corporation supports families with young children through providing babysitting services and operating about 120 nursery schools. The Poppins Summer Study Programme, started in 2008, has consistently a high evaluation from the participants. We have always worked extremely well with the staff at Norland – their communication is very clear and efficient. Norland College has been, and will continue to be, a reliable business partner to Poppins Corporation.” 

Feedback from on the training:

“In terms of the course, I can see that a lot of thought went into making the course special this year and we all appreciated the effort that the Norland Team have put in to making it a great success. Of course, this could not have happened, without your wonderful and continuous support for the course, for which we are truly grateful.” 

“We felt that our trainer really embodies what Norland stands for and that on its own made a great difference too.” 

“First of all, thank you so much for the wonderful 2 weeks at Norland. I was very impressed by the contents of the course and feel invigorated and privileged to have been part of it this year.”