Claire Whittaker-Smith-Chairperson

“I became the Chair of the committee almost 9 years ago, after joining first as a committee member, due to one of my children attending the setting. I have 4 children who have all attended the nursery and have also used the After-School Club on occasion. I am passionate about supporting the committee, staff and children and building a happy safe environment for all.

I work fulltime as an Account Support Manager for Idox plc. I manage the Account Executive team who specialise in building relationships with organisations and identifying which of our funding solutions would best suit their needs.”

Laura Upton – Vice Chairperson

“Hi everyone. I currently have a child in Walesby School Nursery and also a child in Walesby C of E Primary School. I am a local childminder based in New Ollerton, but we kept our girls in Walesby for school after we moved from the village because we love it so much and they are so happy there.

As I am in the childcare sector, I consider myself to have transferable skills, which are so relevant to understand and support Walesby School Nursery. I am very committed to help the Nursery grow with the children and their individual needs and interests.”

Becki Tovey – Secretary

“I work at Ordsall Primary School and have 2 children 7 and 3. I live in Retford and I look forward to being part of the Committee for Walesby School Nursery and After-School Club to support and help it to be the best it can be.”

Michael Holmes – Treasurer      

“With a more than a decade and a half of commercial, management and customer service experience, I enjoy working in a challenging and fast paced environment. My passion is to make things happen and as a result I don’t give up easily.

I was delighted to have been asked to join the committee. Having been a keen fundraiser for many national charities, I am looking forward to being able to support the Nursery and After-School Club in their growth and ensure a safe and sustainable future for the organisation.”


Aimee Hamer-Committee Member

“I have lived in Walesby for 10 Years. I have 4 children aged 10,7,3 & 1. My eldest son and daughter attend Walesby C of E Primary School and my 3-year-old attends Walesby School Nursery and has since she was 2. My eldest two were always happy at Walesby Nursery and now my three year old. I cannot wait for my youngest to join.

I was previously on the committee when my older 2 were at Nursery. I’m looking forward to being part of the committee once again and making new friends whilst helping to support the Nursery to continue and grow.”