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Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors are responsible for the implementation of the philosophy and aims of Incy Wincy’s Day Nursery, and maintaining high standards throughout the nursery setting. 

  • Annalisa James

  • Dr Tom Milligan

Annalisa James


Annalisa has many years experience of running a successful business and in October 2013 acquired Incy Wincy’s from its founders Christine Warriner and Katie Hockey. Since 2013 she has reinvigorated the nursery starting from the ground upwards and has been directly responsible for a major programme of improvements designed to ensure children have a wide variety of resources to achieve their ambitions and aspirations. Annalisa firmly believes in using natural and sustainable resources and local suppliers wherever possible.

Annalisa is strongly supported by her husband, Aidan, who will sometimes be seen around the nursery dealing with minor maintenance jobs or IT issues. Outside of work, they like to spend time with their two young sons and crazy cocker spaniel.   

Dr Tom Milligan

Non-Executive Director

Tom’s role at the nursery has largely been behind the scenes in reviewing our medical policies and procedures to ensure that they are up to date and reflect best practice and that we deal with matters proportionately. 

Tom graduated from Leeds University in 2003. He initially worked in surgery, where he gained membership of the Royal College of Surgeons. He subsequently worked in New Zealand before completing the York VTS. He has chosen to locum for flexibility and to work in a variety of practices. His interests include mental health and musculoskeletal medicine.

Outside work he is kept busy with his wife and young family. When he does have some spare time, he likes to go surfing and mountain biking.