I have been taking my son Matty to Jackie Thornton's Ascot class, for the past 3 years and I feel very strongly about letting you know...Read More...
I have been taking my son Matty to Jackie Thornton's Ascot class, for the past 3 years and I feel very strongly about letting you know what our experience was like. I would like to say firstly, that having been an actress for many years, as well as a professional nanny, I have done more than my fair share of music and movement classes in the past 20+ years.
Quite simply, I have never come across anyone like Jackie. From our initial phone conversation to an emotional goodbye yesterday (we can't make any remaining classes this term and Matty starts school in September) Jackie has been welcoming, smiley and upbeat in all the classes we have have attended, never once I have sensed she is having a bad day, never once has she been anything other than friendly and caring to the children (even when the majority of us would lose the plot!) and her ability to soldier on in the most trying of circumstances and distruptive of children is simply quite a brilliant skill.
I believe Jackie's class is so much more than music and movement, it has been a focus for me in some weeks when all I wanted to do was sleep, a friendly face who you can rely on for a smile and a chance to spend some time with my growing boy in an environment where he is welcomed week after week with open arms.
I can't put my finger on what makes Jackie special, she is an absolute gem and in my humble opinion, a massive credit to the Jo Jingles brand.
...and her ability to remember EVERY child's name in every class blows me away every session!
I hope you treasure her.