The newly discovered 125 year old notebook of the founder of the Norland nannies - Emily Ward. See SWNS story SWNANNY: This manual written by a real-life 'Mary Poppins' when she opened the world's most famous nanny school has been found - after 125 YEARS. The notebook was penned by Emily Ward in 1892 as a 'spoonful of advice' to the new starters at Norland College. Norland went on to become an elite training school for nannies hired by the wealthy, royalty and oligarchs. She created the school for nursery nurses in distinctive uniforms to be employed by wealthy families to take some of the pressure off mothers.