8 February 2021, 16:24
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s nanny for their three children trained at Norland College in Bath.
Although the Cambridge’s are believed to have a small amount of staff, they do have a nanny, Maria Borrallo.
Maria trained at Norland College in Bath, where they are taught to never use a specific word when caring for their employers’ children.
The word, shockingly, is ‘kids’.
According to Norland expert Louise Heren and author of Nanny in a Book, nannies are banned from saying ‘kids’ and must instead use the children’s names.
She explained to the Mirror: “The word kid is banned. It’s a mark of respect for the children as individuals.”
Giving more of an insight into Maria’s training, Louise said: “There will be no messing. That’s because Maria will be aware that as they step off planes, holding mum’s hands, smiling and waving to the crowds, there can’t be any crying or terrible twos or tantrums.”
She added: “There will be lots and lots of outdoor play, that’s the one thing you could say Norland are old-fashioned about. Loads of fresh air.
“Lots of bike rides, playing with their dogs, potentially some gardening. Norland are very into teaching children through play.
“Yes you are getting mucky with your hands in the soil but you are learning how to plant.
“If it is tipping it down, they will still go out. Wet weather is just inappropriate clothing, you have to put the right stuff on.
“It doesn’t have to be strict. Just because Norland Nannies wear the brown uniform, they look quite old-fashioned, that doesn’t mean their message is old-fashioned. It’s no nonsense.”
She also revealed that naughty steps are banned by Norland nannies, and that sticker charts are instead used to reward good behaviour.
— to www.heart.co.uk