Cate on course to be 21st century Poppins

Former Stamford High School pupil Cate Clement
Former Stamford High School pupil Cate Clement
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A woman has returned home for Christmas after spending her first term at the world-famous Norland College in Bath.

Cate Clement, 18, who lives in Ketton, has been studying for a BA hons in early childhood studies at Norland College since September.

The college has been training nannies for more than 120 years and its students can be easily recognised by their cream and brown traditional uniforms.

Cate, a former Stamford High School pupil, said she had enjoyed the first term and was looking forward to returning after Christmas.

She said: “The first term at Norland College has been really good. I have particularly enjoyed learning sign language and working with children of different ages on my work placements in a nursery.

“I do miss the greenness of home, my family and doing voluntary work at my local church, St George’s in Stamford. But my family are all really proud, and they are really pleased how well I have settled in.

“And all my friends want photographs of me in my uniform.”

During her degree, Cate will study traditional modules in child development, children’s language and literacy, as well as the practical Norland diploma modules of food and nutrition, play and learning and care and wellbeing.

Students at the college, who are known as Norlanders, also complete a range of placements.

Cate said: “After I have finished at Norland, I would love to be a maternity nurse and eventually work as a midwife as I really enjoy working with babies.”