Paternoster House Care Centre

Paternoster Hill

Waltham Abbey


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01992 721 904

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All other calls 01992 787 202

Paternoster House in Waltham Abbey

Paternoster House is a specialist nursing home supporting people in need of nursing and dementia care in a warm and friendly environment.  We also offer residential care. We share our site with Jasmine Court Independent Hospital, which provides support for people with mental health needs.

Our accommodation is purpose-built, with extensive grounds framed by woods and open fields in a quiet area of Waltham Abbey.  The home boasts a number of courtyard gardens and sheltered areas.  Our grounds are regularly visited by the local wildlife, ranging from birds and squirrels to deer.

We have a happy, friendly team of highly qualified and dedicated staff who focus on the individual needs of each resident and will develop a tailored care plan for each person.

Our teams strive to provide everything a resident may need, from our in-house kitchen and dining facilities to activities and excursions to local sites and further afield.  More details can be found by looking at the 'Life at Paternoster' and 'Upcoming Events' sections of the website.

The local area offers much of interest, from the Abbey and King Harold's final resting place to the scenic Epping Forest and the pleasures of both the canal and River Lea.  We boast a large number of restaurants nearby, with food ranging from 'Pie and Mash' to Cordon Bleu.

We are confident we have much to offer and can help meet your needs.  We are always happy to meet with you and offer a guided tour of our facilities and grounds.  You are welcome to drop in for a cup of coffee and meet the team.

Types of care

Paternoster House provide nursing care services for frail elderly people in need of support and for individuals living with dementia. It is important to us that our care services are delivered in a way that celebrates each person’s individuality and helps them to maintain as much independence as possible, so we tailor our services to meet the unique needs of each person. This could include personal one-to-one time with staff members when needed, regular visits from a chiropodist or just adhering to special dietary requirements. In our latest CQC inspection we received a ‘Good’ outcome for ‘Caring’.

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Nursing care

Residential care

Dementia care

Respite / Short stay

Services for under 65


  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Step-free access
  • Hairdressing salon


  • Activity classes
  • Activity room
  • Day trips
  • Exercise classes


  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Disability awareness/equality training


  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Nurse call system

Our Team

The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.

Zoe King

General Manager

Hi, my name is Zoe, and I am the Acting General Manager here at Paternoster. Welcome to our website!

I have been in the care sector since I was 16 years old. I started as a Care Assistant working in a residential home, and then went to work at the local hospital. I completed my nurses training in 1996. I qualified with a Diploma in Nursing and Degree in Nursing Studies.

I look forward to welcoming you into our home!

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Our staff are like family

At Barchester, we’re cultivating an environment where you’ll have more than just a career – you’ll have a family.

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Barchester’s Charitable Foundation distributes over £150,000 per year to individuals and small community groups/charities across England, Scotland and Wales.

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Life at Paternoster House Care Centre

Life at our home is composed of many key elements, not least of all, a dedicated team who strive to deliver high quality care, exciting activities and delicious food for the individuals we support. These services are enhanced by our excellent facilities, which serve to make residents’ time here as comfortable as possible.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

We offer a constantly evolving menu that caters to the tastes and dietary requirements of those we support.

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Activities & Events


Our activities programme is planned with individual tastes in mind, and residents always have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

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Care & Facilities

Care & facilities’

Our facilities are designed to the highest standards and the care we provide is delivered by passionate and highly-trained professionals.

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What people say about us

Paternoster House Care Centre

CQC Overall rating


10 April 2019

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