Our Team

Natasha Baker

Natasha Baker
Registered Manager

Natasha has worked at Nazareth Lodge for 12 years and has risen through the ranks from Care Assistant to Registered Manager. Natasha is committed to continue to provide excellent customer service within the home understanding the need to respond to any issues promptly. She makes sure she knows the residents and their families as well as she can and is always going the extra mile to make sure everyone is happy with the service we provide here. She is actively involved in ensuring the home retains its Outstanding CQC rating. Natasha has recently completed her Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Hannah

Hannah
Deputy Manager

Hannah is now our Deputy Manager, here at Nazareth Lodge. Recently promoted to this important role. Hannah has been a constant support to Natasha during the past few months. Hannah has a great insight of the home and residents, along with her 3 years service and as a Safeguarding Lead, she will continue to help and run the home to the highest standard. Natasha and Hannah work alongside each other on a daily basis always being present in the home, they are continually striving to make improvements to retain our Outstanding rating. Hannah also continues to work on the residents care plans and ensure that staff have the person centred needs of each of our residents to allow them to provide the best possible service to our residents. 

Ali

Ali
Lead Senior

Ali has been at Nazareth Lodge for over 6 years and has worked her way up from a carer to be our Lead Senior. Her role involves helping ensure the smooth running of the floors on a daily basis and offering support to carers and the management team when needed. Ali, along with Amy, is responsible for new staff inductions and staff reviews. Her professional attitude and friendly demeanour make her the perfect choice for Lead Senior. She is currently studying her Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Amy

Amy
Senior

Amy has also been at Nazareth Lodge for over 5 years and has worked her way up from carer to Senior. Her hard work, reliability and overall commitment to the home and its residents is demonstrated in her willingness to step up and help the management team whenever needed. Her diligence and focus have resulted in her overseeing medications, a role she excels in. She has completed her Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care and supports Ali in her role on a daily basis.

Justin

Justin
Senior

Although Justin is relatively new to Nazareth Lodge, he has proven himself to be a valuable member of the team, bringing with him a wealth of management skills and experience in care. His attention to detail and tidiness make sure that everyone is kept on the ball, and his charming smile and witty sense of humour make him a favourite with residents, families and staff alike.

Kerry

Kerry
Chef

Kerry has worked at Nazareth Lodge for over 5 years as a Care Assistant. Kerry has now taken on the full time Chef role within the home, providing nutritional and delicious meals to our residents. Kerry has a vast knowledge of our residents and their needs and this in turn enables her to provide the meals in a person-centred way to our residents. Kerry has experience of working in a kitchen environment and is excelling in her new role here ensuring the efficient and smooth running of the kitchen on a daily basis. 

Wendy

Wendy
Activities Co-ordinator

Wendy has been working within Nazareth Lodge for 3 years. Wendy started working as a Care Assistant alongside her Activities Co-ordinator role. Wendy has gained her level 3 Diploma in Health and Social care and is aspiring to develop her Qualifications in Activities. Wendy now solely concentrates and focuses her time on being an Activities Co-ordinator. Wendy spends a vast amount of her day with the residents participating in Activities for them and keeping them stimulated. Wendy has engaged with the residents on a daily basis and has a good knowledge of their likes and dislikes within Activities, this helps Wendy to plan the Activities for the months ahead ensuring a good variety of activities to suit all our residents' needs. 

Lucky

Lucky
Nazareth Lodge Puppy

Lucky's job is simple - to make our residents and staff smile every day.  This is a role that he performs expertly!

At Nazareth Lodge, we believe that having animals around the home on a daily basis actually helps our residents feel more at home.  Having pets can help reduce blood pressure and improve overall cardiovascular health. It can also release endorphins that produce a calming effect that can help reduce stress and pain and improve cognitive performance.

Testimonials

Our sincere thanks to both you and every single member of your staff for the exceptional level of care and kindness which was always shown to my mother.

Mrs T, Daughter

Testimonials

Everyone has a friendly, caring approach and there is nothing that is too much trouble

MB, Respite Guest

Testimonials

I have spoken with my brother and sister and it goes almost without saying that we are extremely grateful to all the staff at Nazareth Lodge for the way in which they looked after our mother. We are not surprised by the award of an outstanding classification and no doubt a lot was due to the standard of care provided by the staff. 

Mr W, Relative

Testimonials

We have had a lovely time at Nazareth Lodge Lunch Club on Friday 31st January. The meal was cooked lovely and we had seconds of the Scampi. The sponge pudding was very light and soaked in custard went down a treat. Thank you and we will be back next month. 

Mrs H B and Mrs M M - Visitors

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As a family we all know that everything after my father's death was handled brilliantly even down to a 'guard of honour' as his body left Nazareth Lodge.

JB, Son

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I am convinced that your incredible care and attention to detail made his last few days as comfortable as humanly possible and it was very humbling for me to witness.

CB, Son

Testimonials

Thank you for your email you and your staff have been wonderful. Please pass on our thanks to all. The care given to my mum was beyond any thing we could hope for. 

K & J, Relative

Testimonials

I would like to thank you and everyone at Nazareth Lodge for the care you took of my cousin. It was so reassuring to know she was in safe hands. Thank you and your staff also who came to her service last Friday. It meant a lot.

FG, family of resident

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I wanted to drop a quick note to say how much our students enjoyed their time at Nazareth Lodge last term - it was a great experience for them and something they'll remember for many years to come.  Please pass on our thanks to your staff for being so welcoming too.

Jo Thomson BA (QTS) MBA FRSA, Clayesmore School, Iwerne Minster

Testimonials

Nazareth Lodge is a Care Home in the true sense of the word. Not just for my parents but for me too. You all show such love and affection and concern.

DM, daughter

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My father is being very well cared for and we have absolutely no cause for any complaint. The staff are wonderfully caring, patient and understanding. They always have time for each individual resident and for relatives, always ensuring that we, as visitors, are well looked after and are made to feel welcome. Would have no problem in recommending the home to others. Thank you, Nazareth Lodge, you deserve your CQC Outstanding recognition.

RP, Relative

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Staff made it easy for us to visit and we always felt sure our mother was being well looked after with excellent food, impeccable hygiene and careful thought given to every aspect of what would be best for her individually.

Mr S D, Son

Testimonials

Deciding where my mother should live after our father died was one of the most difficult decisions we had to make. As a family we looked at many homes and were very impressed when we got to Nazareth Lodge with is friendly and professional staff from senior managers to the carers. The carers at Nazareth Lodge are very special individuals, picked for their kindness and empathy.
The residents at Nazareth Lodge are all treated as individuals and can do as much or as little as they wish.

HS, Daughter

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Thank you to all the staff for an excellent evening last night. The food was delicious and there was a lovely atmosphere. I have to remind myself sometimes that its a care home! I think Ma is beginning to feel that it's home for her. We're very pleased. 

Mrs CJ, Resident's daughter

Testimonials

I would like to pay tribute to all your colleagues who devoted time and kindness in meeting Dad's needs and making him feel at home and always comfortable.

Mr K, Relative

Contact Us

Nazareth Lodge
Penny Street
Sturminster Newton
Dorset, DT10 1DE

01258 472511

care@nazareth-lodge.co.uk

manager@nazareth-lodge.co.uk