Meet Laura Styles, the Real-Life Mary Poppins!

Laura Styles was followed by cameras for six months as she trained at Northland College in Bath to be a nanny. Now she will appear in “Britain’s Poshest Nannies” which will be broadcast on Thursday July 17 at 9 pm. The programme will show what it takes to be a real-life nanny in Britain. Laura Styles said, “It was really good, being filmed. At first it was quite nerve-wracking but by the end I forgot they were there.” Find out what it is like to be a real-life nanny next Thursday!


Laura Styles

A girl from Orpington is to star in a new TV show after becoming a “real-life Mary Poppins” at a prestigious childcare college.

Laura Styles, 20, completed this year a £13,000-a-year course at Norland College, Bath – a 120-year-old institution where tight buns and white gloves remain.

Miss Styles, who before attending studied at Orpington College, is one of 43 others who were followed by ITV cameras for six months while undergoing training.

Now off to begin her career with a family in Kensington, the documentary, titled ‘Britain’s Poshest Nanny’, will give the public an insight into what is required.

Miss Styles told News Shopper: “I’m so excited, I can’t wait. I’ve always wanted to work with children and my nan said, ‘if you’re going to be a nanny, you need to be the best’.

“The training is quite tough, it’s so traditional. We have to learn about cooking, cleaning, absolutely everything – we even had self-defence training so we can protect the children.”

Miss Styles is one of the main girls featured in the show and said at first the cameras were a little daunting, but got used to them eventually.


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Laura Styles has the training and the personality to make a great nanny — and she’s landed her first job already. Get acquainted with Miss Styles by watching “Britain’s Poshest Nannies” on Thursday July 17 at 9 pm on ITV. Find out what it really takes to be a real-life nany.