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Pear Tree Court

Trusted to care in Waterlooville, Hampshire

Trusted to care in Waterlooville, Hampshire|With 40 years’ experience,
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Meet our friendly care team

Our colleagues are passionate about giving you the best in tailored care and support. We’re all very different but we all share the same dedication to you. Find out more about our management team, chef, lifestyle colleagues, clinicians and maintenance crew. We’re looking forward to meeting you soon.

Aimee Sparks

Home Manager

Aimee Sparks

I’m a qualified Registered General Nurse with 15 years of experience in both NHS hospitals and private care nursing homes.

I was keen to join Pear Tree Court because of Care UK’s very good reputation and the development opportunities that are available. I was looking for a service to manage on a long-term basis.

Previously, I was an Interim General Manager and Clinical Quality Assurance Manager for a provider that supports residents with complex care needs. I also have experience working as a turnaround manager, where I supported a nursing home to move from ‘Inadequate’ to ‘Good’ in six months by building an entirely new team. I have a passion for nurturing colleagues, and it makes me proud to see my team shine.

As a Home Manager, I believe it’s important to have a fair but firm approach, a willingness to listen and a supportive and reassuring management style. You need to have an open door for colleagues and compassion for residents. Supporting my team to ensure excellent care is provided to keep residents and their loved ones safe and happy is the most important part of my role.

My favourite part of being a Home Manager is caring for residents on a long-term basis. This means I have the opportunity to really get to know them and their families and understand how to support them to live fulfilling lives.

When I’m not working, I enjoy taking trips with my family, showing my two daughters different cultures and areas of the world.

Aaron Ballinger
Deputy Manager

I was working as a Quality and Compliance Manager before I joined Care UK. I wanted to have the opportunity to work with an established industry leader in care provision.

The most important parts of my role are ensuring that all residents receive high-quality care and that the team feels empowered to deliver this and fulfilled in what they are doing. In this role, it’s important to have good time management skills and a drive to always improve the service and care provided. You also need to be positive and friendly.

Watching the team go about their jobs with smiles on their faces, and seeing the positive impact that has on the people in our care, is the best part of each day for me.

It makes me proud to see people receiving high-quality care at a time in their lives when they are most in need of it, and to give back to those who have spent their lives contributing to so many different things – now it’s our turn to support them.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family – my fiancĂ© and two daughters – and playing and watching a variety of different sports.

John Mataruse
Customer Relations Manager

I studied banking and finance and had 18 years of experience working at commercial banks in Zimbabwe before joining Care UK in 2022. I was keen to be part of Care UK because it’s an award-winning sector leader with great values and big ambitions.

After leaving Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe, I obtained my Care certificate in the UK and worked as a carer and healthcare support worker. Transitioning into the care sector was a career highlight – I've learned a lot, and being there for the residents is so fulfilling.

As a Customer Relations Manager, you need to be empathetic and listen to the needs of everyone who comes through the care home’s doors. My favourite part of the role is sitting down with families and listening to their stories and concerns. It’s a great feeling when I can find a solution to their challenges. It brings out the human side of our business and the critical role we play at Care UK in people’s lives.

We have a great sense of teamwork at Pear Tree Court, and I enjoy working with my wonderful colleagues to ensure residents’ transitions into the home are seamless and the onward journey is fulfilling and joyous.

When I’m not at work, I often play football with my son and daughter, read books and participate in church activities.

Gyongyver Pall
Clinical Lead

I joined Pear Tree Court because I was looking for a change and a new challenge. I wanted to develop my skills and provide leadership and support for care colleagues to help them deliver consistently high-quality care for residents.

I graduated nursing school in Romania, and then relocated to the United Kingdom. At Pear Tree Court, I’ve learned a lot about caring for residents with complex care needs, and I enjoy every minute of it.

As a Clinical Lead, you need leadership, empathy and compassion, as well as communication and problem-solving skills. It’s important to be a mentor to new colleagues. Supporting my team to deliver high-quality care is the most important part of my role.

My favourite part of being a Clinical Lead is going around the home and getting to know the residents, chatting with them and supporting them in any way I can. This job is very fulfilling, and I’m proud that we can make others’ lives better with our help and support.

Outside of work, I enjoy being out and about, so I go on a lot of long walks. I love travelling, reading, socialising with friends and cooking too.

Stacey Pinhorne

I have a diploma in hotel reception, and before joining Care UK I was working as an office manager for a construction company. When I came for my interview at Pear Tree Court, I got a lovely feeling about the home. 

My role is to ensure everyone receives a warm welcome to Pear Tree Court. It’s important to be caring and compassionate in this role and to be a friendly, welcoming face. I love getting to know the residents and their families, taking time to chat to them is the highlight of each day.

Being part of a team that works in a friendly and caring way to make every resident feel special makes me proud of what I do.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, walking my dogs and going to the gym.

Lily Byrne
Head Housekeeper

I worked in housekeeping at two other care homes before joining Pear Tree Court. I enjoy working with older people, including those living with dementia, and giving back to the community.

My role is to lead my team to ensure the highest possible level of cleanliness is maintained within the home. As Head Housekeeper, you need to have good organisational skills and people skills. You also need to be understanding, compassionate and quick to react. I love socialising with the residents too, and ensuring all their needs are being met.

I’m proud to have worked my way up to now manage my own team. Taking time to listen to my team members to reduce issues around the home and ensure they always have my support is a really important part of my role.

I like to be in nature and paint with watercolours outside of work. I also like to walk my dogs and spend time at the beach.

Roy Webber

I’m an engineer with nearly 30 years’ experience in the medical and care sectors. One of my previous roles involved designing, project managing and commissioning digital operating theatres in the private healthcare sector.

I joined the Pear Tree Court team in early 2018. This role appealed to me for the variety of tasks involved day-to-day, and for the opportunity to achieve great job satisfaction.

In this role, it’s useful to have a well-rounded knowledge of facilities management, construction and of the equipment that’s typically used in care homes. There’s a great team here at Pear Tree Court, and I feel that my contribution does bring value to them, to Care UK and, above all, to the residents. It’s great seeing residents’ smiles of appreciation when I’ve taken care of something that matters to them.

Our experienced teams

Every day Care UK colleagues live our values of passionate, caring and teamwork to empower residents to enjoy fulfilling lives.


Our hardworking teams always keep individuals and their families at the heart of the care they provide. We work with you to shape the care your loved one receives, the food they’re served, the activities and experiences they want to do – even the ways they prefer to keep in touch with their friends and family. 


The nurses at Care UK are highly skilled and receive sector-leading training, which enables them to keep developing expertise in different clinical fields from dementia to palliative care.


Our dedicated lifestyle teams work hard to organise a range of activities and events at our home. From gardening and baking to quizzes, music sessions and even live entertainment. Above all, we get to know your loved one to make sure our activities are tailored to suit their interests and hobbies.

Home support roles

From catering to maintenance, housekeeping to administration, our home support teams play a crucial part in ensuring individuals enjoy an exceptional and safe service every day.

All our teams get to know each person they care for to ensure they provide a service that’s designed around their unique needs and tastes. 

Infection control

Each of our homes have a trained Infection Control and Prevention Champion – they are responsible for carrying out daily infection control audit and ensuring cleaning protocols are meticulously applied.