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Zoe Curnow

Committee Chairman


Responsible for Leadership & Management and Pupil Premium

Zoë is the General Manager of the Minack Theatre.  Zoë also works as a freelance musician performing and teaching double bass and trumpet at schools in Truro and for Cornwall Learning Music.  Zoë joined the committee as she feels that it is important for parents to be involved in the management of Oasis, supporting the staff to deliver the best possible childcare for all our children.

In her spare time Zoë enjoys the theatre, reading, music and running.


Rev Canon Nigel Marns

Committee Member


Responsible for Partnerships with Parents, Carers and Partner Professionals

Nigel is the Rector of the Parish. He has been visiting the setting with his puppet Lucy every month for several years to read to the children and the children visit Ludgvan church several times a year for events such as Christingle or to have a picnic in the garden. Nigel was delighted to join the committee as a representative of the community.

In his spare time Nigel enjoys cliff path walking, folk music, the theatre and reading contemporary novels.


Richard Sargeant

Committee Member


Responsible for Partnerships with Parents, Carers and Partner Professionals

Richard is a retired vet and was the Chairman of Ludgvan Parish Council for many years and has a wealth of knowledge working with the Community. Richard joined the committee as he felt that it was important to continue links between the community and the nursery.

In his spare time Richard enjoys music, art and local history.

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Linda Taylor

Committee Member


Responsible for Transition

Linda is married and has 3 children and 4 grandchildren who all keep her busy. Linda has volunteered at Oasis since 2010 and has enjoyed helping with trips and making relationships with both the children and staff. After observing the love and care within the setting and how the children learn through play, Linda was inspired to become more involved.

In her spare time Linda enjoys walking, knitting and spending time with her family and friends.


Sarah Oliver

Committee Member  


Responsible for Monitoring Finance

Sarah is an Administrator and has experience in Bookkeeping and Accounts.  She has an Association of Accounting Technicians level 4 Diploma.  Sarah has been supporting Oasis since 2013 and has previously worked as a Special Needs Teaching Assistant.

In her spare time Sarah enjoys reading and travelling.  She likes spending time with her family and friends at the weekend and is interested in IT.   


Caroline Peers

Committee Member


Responsible for Special Educational Needs and Transition

I am a retired Social Worker and was responsible for helping to set up the Sure Start programmes across Cornwall. I managed the one covering Hayle and St Ives, and subsequently across Penwith. During this time I managed to get a grant to build the new Oasis Childcare Centre, and was involved with every aspect of its design and build.

Currently I am Chair of Governors at Marazion School and I am also a Governor at Humphry Davy School. I have always been interested in the education of children of all ages, and I am delighted now to be back with Oasis.

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Joanne Laity

Committee Member


Responsible for Learning & Development

Jo is Head of Teaching and Learning at Ludgvan School. She also teaches in Year 6 and has been teaching at Ludgvan School for 7 years.

Jo has joined the committee to work together with Oasis for the benefit of the children both at Oasis and School. She has 3 children who attend Oasis and wanted to become personally involved in promoting smooth transition for the children and parents from pre-school to school.

In her spare time Jo likes to go running with her dog, skiing, snowboarding and spending time with her family and friends.

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Mark Fletcher

Designated Safeguarding Lead and Prevent Lead


Responsible for Safeguarding and Learning & Development

Mark is a primary school teaching assistant and has two young children who both attended the Oasis. He joined the committee to support the setting in providing the best possible child care for local families and to learn more about early years education.

In his spare time, Mark enjoys surfing, swimming and playing hockey. With his family, he can usually be found walking on the beach or searching in the woods for wildlife! He is also a keen musician and enjoys singing with his children.


Lorna Trudgeon

Senior Centre Manager 


Designated Safeguarding Lead and Prevent Lead

Lorna is the Senior Manager and Lead Practitioner at Oasis. She has a wealth of experience with supporting children and their families across all age ranges. Lorna has a BA(Hons) in Early Childhood Education, a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies, a Playwork Diploma and has Early Years Teacher Status. She has worked at Oasis since 2001 and was previously the Manager of Ludgvan Community Centre.

Lorna has a wealth of experience with supporting children and their families across all age ranges. As a previous member of Ludgvan Parish Council she values and appreciates the importance of strong working partnerships within our local community.

Lorna enjoys spending quality time with her family, watching her son play a wide range of sports and walking our beautiful coastal paths.

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Juliette George

Senior Deputy Manager


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Prevent Lead

Juliette is a Senior Deputy Manager and is currently a Nursery Supervisor. She has experience working with toddlers, pre-school and kid’s club, and has a CACHE level 4 in Childcare and Education. Juliette returned to Oasis in 2009 after having a gap year to spend time with her family.

Juliette enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

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