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Mountfitchet House Care Home in Stansted, Essex

0333 321 1932

Care enquiry lines open 8.30am - 5.30pm

0333 321 1932

Care enquiry lines open 8.30am - 5.30pm

0333 321 1932

Care enquiry lines open 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Jane Maxwell

Home Manager

I first worked at Care UK as a care assistant in 2005. I was keen to join Care UK as their ethos for providing high quality care and ensuring residents live fulfilling lives reflect my own values. From starting my career as a carer, to where I am now as manager of Mountfitchet House, has given me lots of respect and appreciation for all the roles within a home which helps me support my team in the best way possible.

My favourite part of the day is when I am with the residents - when they are happy and enjoying themselves it is very rewarding. Working in care is a very humbling experience. I love working with such a brilliant team, changing people’s lives for the better. I’m looking forward to a long future at Mountfitchet House and I’m determined to give all my time and energy to ensure we maintain such an excellent level of care.

Outside of the home I like to unwind spending time with my family and our dog, Mick.

Sarah Sargeant

Deputy Manager

I’m a registered nurse and before I joined the team at Mountfitchet House in 2020, I worked as a Unit Manager for a Neurological Centre. I wanted to work for Care UK as they have a reputation for quality care and values which match my own.

A good deputy manager has to be able to communicate well and be open, honest and approachable. Its important residents, relatives and the team feel they can talk to me about anything.  I love looking after all our residents whilst working with such a range of people.

When I’m not at Mountfitchet House I like to spend time with my son, Stanley, and our two dogs. I relax by swimming, reading and seeing my friends.

Laura Cook

Customer Relations Manager

I wanted to work for Care UK because they care about the wellbeing of their residents and staff. My favourite part of the working day is when families visit the home as I get the opportunity to find out more about their loved one and use that knowledge to make their life at Mountfitchet House even better!

To be good in this role you need to be friendly, approachable, empathetic and very organised! I Iove the satisfaction of seeing a new resident settle in and become happy in their new home.

Gina Graves

Unit Manager

Coming from a background of working in care, when Mountfitchet House was built in my village in 2014 I thought it would be a great new career challenge and an opportunity to make a difference in the community. My favourite part of my job is that I get to see the resident’s smiling and enjoying life – if they’re happy, I’m happy.

To be good in this role you need to have patience, empathy and good people skills! It can be challenging at times but my purpose above all else is to make sure the residents are safe and well in their home. When I’m not at work I love to spend time with my family, especially my young grandson.


Denise Morris

Lifestyle Lead

I started working at Mountfitchet House in 2015. In the past I’ve worked as a behavioural teacher but wanted a new challenge working in care to help people living with dementia. Seeing my residents happy is all the motivation I need. I love my job; I’m dedicated to making a difference to the resident’s lives in a fun and positive way.

My role requires patience, kindness and empathy. It can be challenging to keep all our residents happy and occupied at once but I’m always thinking of new ways to keep them entertained. A highlight of mine was when we took the residents on a ‘world cruise’ – all from the comfort of Mountfitchet House! Our residents travelled around the world tasting new cuisines, listening to music, and even enjoying a drink or two at our beach bar.

When I’m not at work I like to unwind by listening to music, going out for dinner and most of all, spending time with my family.

Micheala Pretorius

Business Administrator

I joined the team at Mounfitchet House in 2018 as the home has such a lovely environment and I wanted a new challenge in a new sector. This role requires a good work ethic, patience and a helpful approach in order to solve problems for the staff, residents and relatives.

In my job I like to have a ‘whole home’ approach as sometimes it’s the little things that count. I love that I get the opportunity to learn and develop here at Mountiftchet House. Outside of work I like to spend time with my family, as well as unwinding with a good book.


Peter Birsan

Head of Maintenance

This job demands a combination of things: understanding, and needing to comply with, certain regulations, the ability to bring a variety of skills and a desire to be helpful to other people. I used to be a police officer, so it’s a familiar mix for me!

I am happiest when I’m really busy, and there’s plenty here to keep me occupied here at Mountfitchet House. Care UK is very quality focused, and I work closely with any contractors who support us to ensure they understand the importance of doing a quality job for our customers. I’m also focused on continually improving the quality of life for residents here in any way I can. 

Aidan Kelly

Head Chef

Coming from a background of events management I joined Care UK because I wanted to do something rewarding. I have a great kitchen team and loving being able to get to know the residents here at Mountfitchet House.

To succeed in this role, you need to be an all-rounder with lots of patience as some days can be busier than others such as when we hold events for the residents. They always run perfectly to plan and I enjoy the challenge they bring, in fact I’m looking forward to planning more in the future!

Paula Jones

Head of House Keeping

I come from a background in caring and in 2014 I joined the team at Mountfitchet House as head housekeeper.  For this job you need to be patient, compassionate and have a sense of humour.

Being able to spend time with the residents is always a pleasure – in fact it’s my favourite part about working at Mountfitchet! When I’m not at work I relax by reading, gardening and spending time with my husband.

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