We choose our staff carefully to ensure they have the necessary qualifications, experience, skills and training. All staff must undertake a full programme of specialist support and training throughout the year and obtain a minimum NVQ2 standard although many have NVQ3 and higher level qualifications. All our staff undergo security checks before employment commences.

Dawn – Deputy Manager


Marilou is assisted by her Deputy Manager, Dawn Chaplin. Dawn began working at Alexandra Court in 2004 and has completed her NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care.






Marilouise – Director


Marilouise Bree, along with her father Wray (pictured) and brothers Dominic and Andrew, is a director of Alexandra Court and now Care Manager. Marilouise has a degree in Business Management and has also completed her Level 5 NVQ in Leadership and Management.  She began working at Alexandra Court full time in 2007 after obtaining her degree.


Lesley – Senior Assistant


Lesley Barber began working for Alexandra Court in 2009 and is our Senior Assistant. She manages Alexandra Court on weekends. Lesley has many years of experience in the care industry and has completed her NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care.





Our training providers are Red Crier Publications and My Learning Cloud who are one of the leading providers of care training in the UK and endorsed by Skills for Care. All our staff are trained in the following areas.

  • First Aid
  • Care and Administration of Medicines
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Manual Handling
  • Dysphagia
  • Palliative care
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Mental Health

  • Infection Control
  • Health and Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Fire awareness
  • Food Hygiene
  • Diabetes
  • Stoke awareness
  • Falls awareness
  • Risk assessment
  • Person Centred care