Trained in self-defense, personal and emotional support for children and working with families, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo is the nanny that all parents would love to have and was chosen to accompany the little George, Charlotte, and the new heir to Kate Middleton and Prince William.
A student at Norland College, a very traditional school and considered the "Harvard of nannies," Maria Borrallo appears on several public occasions alongside the children. According to British media, she's from Spain and is very close to the royal family.
The babysitter for the royal family
According to Kensington Palace, the Spanish nanny took care of the royal babies in 2014, when George made his first international trip with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Most of the time she appears with him, and now with Charlotte and her newborn brother, she wears the uniform of Norland College, where she graduated, a tradition established by the institution in Bath, England, since 1892.
All curiosity about Maria Borrallo is mainly in her training so specialized to take care of children. According to the Norland College website, training lasts for three years, full-time.
Students go through hands-on sessions with children and study modules such as child protection, health promotion and well-being, understanding children's behavior, and working with families and communities.
There is self-defense class, personal and emotional development, routine childcare, nutrition and even how to work ethically with children. According to British media, the faculty still teaches skills that can help ensure the safety of children, such as TaeKwonDo, how to deal with possible kidnappers and defensive driving.
Vehicles such as the Town & Country magazine also say that Maria has taught George and Charlotte a few words in Spanish and gets on very well with the little ones, even bringing a sense of "normalcy" to the lives of George and Charlotte.
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