Key Staff at Church Farm Cotgrave

Maria Spollin is the Home Manager 

Maria's early years were spent in Long Eaton, Northumberland, Leicestershire then Nottingham, primarily due to her Dad’s work in open cast mining. Her Mum was a nurse and when they moved to Nottingham her parents ran a residential home which shared the same philosophy as the Church Farm approach today. This was Maria's introduction to the world of care, as she spent every weekend for 2 years working as a care assistant in the family 'home' until she began her nurse training after leaving school.

When qualified, Maria worked on a medical ward specialising in children’s and occasionally adult cardiothoracic surgery at Glenfield Hospital. During her 20 plus years there Maria did various specialist courses, including becoming a specialist in the most advanced form of life support available. Glenfield being the first of 5 centres in the UK to provide this level of support. 

Since 1995 Maria has been involved with Church Farm through family links and attended a trip with some residents to Blackpool and also summer fetes and other social gatherings. Three years ago she became the home manager and Church Farm, which alongside her family became her life. 

Maria's previous experience helps her to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and to appreciate the need for privacy, dignity, patience for everyone living in the home. 

Away from work Maria keeps busy with her family life. In her spare time she likes to read a good crime novel.