Providing Care for the Elderly since 1945

The Staff

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Staff performing Swan Lake for the residents

Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes has over 60 members of staff, including both full-time and part-time workers. All receive ongoing training in-house as well as by third party providers and East Sussex County Council. Our goal is to push our staff beyond the simple mandatory training into new areas

The majority of our care staff have NVQ2 or higher and staff in other areas, such as the kitchen, are also encouraged to get higher qualifications.

We are particularly proud of the average length of service of our staff members is over 7.5 years, and one of them has been with us for 35 years. We aim to have experienced staff as well as helping younger staff find a career in care. As a result we have staff ranging from age 17 to age 72.

In addition to the care staff we have a full kitchen team including four chefs, a housekeeping team, a facilities team who take care of maintenance and gardens and administrative, reception and activities teams. We could not have a better group of people, but, if you really want to know, ask our residents .

“No two days are the same at Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes. Our residents never fail to put a smile on my face, they are always so grateful for what we do and I take great pleasure in making their day to day living more pleasant & enjoyable. Its like one big happy family.” Sue Varley -Deputy Care Manager