I have been working at Robertson Nursing Home since 2011. I started working for Beritaz Care in 2004 as a carer at Springkell House Residential Care Home.
Robertson Nursing Home is a home from home where residents are supported to live their days as they wish with help from qualified and skilled staff. We pride ourselves on our open and transparent communication with family and friends recognising the importance of family values.
The life of a manager is never dull each day can bring new challenges which are exciting, inspiring and help you to grow. I have overall responsibility for the home, responsibilities I do not take lightly.
I couldn’t run the home without my wonderful team whom I am very proud of. A very proud moment came in 2019, we celebrated as a team the achievement of Sharon winning Surrey Care Associations Award “Chef of the Year”, a new category for 2019.
From administrator to Assistant Manager in two years! I hadn’t worked in care before coming to the UK in 2010, in my home country of Hungry I achieved a bachelor diploma in Sales and Marketing.
The care sector is very different and really new to me, but I like to challenge myself, so I absorbed all the knowledge I needed working alongside Penny the registered manager.
Penny helped me to utilise my skills which helped me to develop in my role. Working flexibly after having my children was a great advantage allowing and helping me to continue to gain leadership skills, confidence in dealing with difficult situation, and helping to create an excellent team by recruiting staff with the right values.
What I enjoy most about working at Robertson Nursing Home is working alongside an inspiring manager and the Company’s values!
I started work as a nurse in an orphanage, caring for around 100 children, and studied English in my spare time. I then went to work in a hospital where I spent eight years, which were wonderful even though the work was very hard. During this time I also studied Management and Marketing for four years. I decided I needed another challenge, so I came to England to work as a nurse. My first year at Robertson was hard as I was still learning the language, but I did not want to give up as I am a fighter and I hate to run from problems. My confidence increased with big support from Carla, Penny, Dr Grove and all the staff at Robertson: I love them very much and now I find myself inside a big family, all working hard, succeeding and moving forward together. We all want to improve the quality of life for our residents and other people who trust us.
I started working in Robertson Nursing Home in 2016 and I enjoy it very much, I have responsibility for all administrative duties including staff salaries, News Letters and answering calls and enquiries.
Since working at Robertson Nursing Home I have developed many other skills and grown in confidence. It has really helped by having a very supportive manager and a team who work really well together.
Robertson Nursing Home is a happy friendly place to work.
It was my mum who inspired me to work in care, seeing how happy she was and I wanted to do and feel the same happiness. I worked as a carer for approximately 11 years but when a vacancy opened up for a cook, another passion of mine I was keen to take up the position and enjoy every minute of what I do.
I have achieved many things since working at Robertson Nursing Home, including NVQ level 3 in care and a NVQ level 2 in Catering, but my biggest achievement was to receive Surrey Care Associations Chef of the Year Award in 2019, this was an amazing time for me.
We are one big family, you are valued and your opinions count. The manager always has time for you, Penny is a great manager, always there for you and ready to listen to any concerns you may have.
I’ve worked at the Robertson Nursing Home for 35 years. I started out working two nights a week, which suited me as I was also working at a play school. I was a stay-at-home mum for a while until my adopted daughter was a little older, then came back on nights, before deciding I’d like to try days. I really enjoyed it as you learn so much about the residents. I decided I wanted a change from caring so worked in Waitrose for five years, but returned to Robertson Nursing Home and have never wanted to leave again! Since coming back I’ve learnt so much. I’ve completed my NVQ Level 2 and 3, and as well as caring I’m doing activities for 20 hours a week. I enjoy working at Robertson: it’s a very friendly place with its homely atmosphere, which visitors often comment on. It makes me proud to say I work at Robertson Nursing Home.
I spent three years in medical college in my native Bulgaria, studying to become a general nurse. I worked in various departments including endocrinology, mainly with diabetic patients, trauma and orthopaedic department before coming to England.
I started work as a Care Assistant at Springkell House, becoming Senior Carer four months later. Springkell House is purely residential, so I was given the opportunity to move to Robertson Nursing Home to continue in my profession as a Nurse.
I am very blessed to be with a company willing to support me, provide guidance and help me acquire valuable skills and confidence. I am continuing to enjoy my work; I feel welcomed and supported, and love the friendly environment and atmosphere.
I know my manager is always there for me, and that she will give me the best possible help and advice when it comes to developing my career.
I became a carer at Robertson Nursing Home 15 years ago. In in that time I have achieved NVQ Levels 2 & 3 in health care; I’m also a Dementia Champion and I became a Team Leader (and Senior Carer in 2015). I enjoy working at the Robertson Nursing Home because it is like an extended family; it gives me a sense of pride knowing we are all doing our very best to give our residents what they deserve.
Sorin Ion Gavrila
If you were to join Robertson Nursing Home you will always be respected, you will always have someone to help you, you will learn from the training provided and even obtain extra qualifications such as Diploma.
When I started working as a carer at Robertson Nursing Home my English was poor and I wasn’t sure if this was what I really wanted to do, but seeing the expression on residents faces when I helped them and being given the support to learn new skills I started to really enjoy what I was doing and achieving.
It’s with the stability of the team and a very professional manager who has always been there for me I have now achieved a Team Leader position; Penny listened to me when I said I felt I needed another challenge.
I joined the team at Robertson Nursing Home in January 2013 and felt so at home from the start. I previously studied law but never had the chance to practise, however since coming to Robertson, I’m pleased to say that I have improved my English and have started on my NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care. I love the Robertson team, it feels like a family, even more so since my husband is part of the team. I enjoy working here and I think the best thing, as others have said, is how much support I’ve received from everyone.
Maria has been working for Robertson Nursing Home since October 1992. She works really hard and does her job to the best of her ability, showing respect, dignity and compassion to all of our vulnerable residents. Maria appreciates the great support she receives from her colleagues and the career progression she has been able to make as a result of the learning and development that has been provided by Robertson Nursing Home. Maria has said that her weakness is a bar of whole nut chocolate, cuddling her dogs and feel good Christmas films.
Health Care Assistant
Hi I am Carmen and I officially joined the team at Robertson Nursing Home in 2019, prior to this I was employed by an agency that contracted with the home and had been working in the home before taking up a full time position.
Even though I had obtained a nursing qualification in Romania I had never worked in a care home and moving to England was a whole new chapter for me.
Working at Robertson Nursing Home I have been given the opportunity to grow which has allowed me to get a step closer to meeting my goal as a nurse. I am being supported by skilled and experienced nurses.
I would encourage anyone to work at Robertson Nursing Home it’s a great place to work, you are surrounded by amazing residents, friendly, helpful experienced staff and a warm friendly environment.
I have had a varied career, working in the building trade, a lorry driver, working in an abattoir, working in sales and prior to starting work at Robertson Nursing Home I worked as a senior carer in another care home.
I am the homes maintenance man using my skills I picked up in my early career, this is also a varied role and everyday can be different. The training on offer is great and has personally given me the opportunity to grow and learn new skills.
I would encourage anyone to come and work at Robertson Nursing Home, it’s a great place to work, we have a great team of staff who work together really well in a family atmosphere.
I’m one of the longest serving members of staff at Robertson Nursing Home having first started in the early in 1990’s. Prior to working in care at the age of 16 I worked at Unsted Park on a YTS Scheme, but care work ran in the family, both my mum and sister worked as carers which inspired me to do the same.
Robertson Nursing Home is like a second family, there is always someone to talk to. I enjoy my work and despite living with Dyslexia I achieved NVQ 2 & 3 in care, I couldn’t have done this without the continued support of the team.
I now work as the kitchen assistant, Penny the manager supported a work life balance change for me. Robertson Nursing Home is a friendly place to work, everyone is helpful, you will always be supported from management to other members of the team