Hi! I’m Karen Black

Welcome to my Jo Jingles classes in Epping, Sawbridgeworth, Takeley, Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Great Dunmow & Bishops Stortford

I have had over 20 years’ experience of working with children and have trained and qualified with Distinction to a Level 5 standard in Early Childhood Studies Education, both National and Higher Level.  I have worked in an array of fields over the years, from State Schools Early Childhood Education to Nursery aged children up to Year 2, including 4 years in a Special Educational Needs Nursery.

I worked as a deputy of a preschool for 5 years before taking over Jo Jingles.  In all the time I have been working with children following th...

I have had over 20 years’ experience of working with children and have trained and qualified with Distinction to a Level 5 standard in Early Childhood Studies Education, both National and Higher Level.  I have worked in an array of fields over the years, from State Schools Early Childhood Education to Nursery aged children up to Year 2, including 4 years in a Special Educational Needs Nursery.

I worked as a deputy of a preschool for 5 years before taking over Jo Jingles.  In all the time I have been working with children following the EYFS national framework I have seen many changes and grown with them. I've written planning schemes for several years around the unique individual child and run parent consultations.  I've also observed children closely through observations and assessments making sure they are thriving to their full potential at all times. I am safeguarding and first aid trained and have been on countless training courses to keep myself up-to-date with early years current practice. I had the privilege to be part of the opening of a brand new Nursery within a Primary School and was involved in all of the preparation and set up of this exciting venture.

I have also had 3 children of my own and all of them have attended and enjoyed Jingling as young children. Many years ago I talked of my interest in one day becoming a Franchise owner and am now enjoying every minute of making that a reality, along with the great support from class teacher, Fiona!

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Jo Jingles offers fun, interactive music, singing and movement classes for preschool children…

With the help of our cheery mascot doll ‘Jo’ our specially trained and experienced class teachers run the most popular and established music and movement classes across the UK, Ireland and now Australia!

Lasting 30 to 45 minutes, our structured and interactive music and movement classes offer a fantastic educational activity for children from three months to five years of age.

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He is extremely friendly and actively participates in all of our classes. At the start of each session he welcomes all children with a smile, a wave and a cuddle. Then he might sing or dance or pretend to be a train driver, a monkey or even a teapot.

Sometimes he hides and we have to look for him. Sometimes he falls asleep and he needs some help to wake up. Sometimes he is shy and we have to encourage him to join in with the fun. But he always makes time for plenty of hugs and kisses when it’s time for the children to say goodbye.

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MEET OUR TEACHERS

  • Meet Fiona Battelley

    Prior to joining Jo Jingles I had lots of experience working with children and their parents/carer.  From gaining a diploma in childhood development and early childhood education, I have also worked as a nanny in a day nursery and at a children's indoor play area as a supervisor responsible for looking after the children left at the 'drop and shop' service.

    Alongside a busy work life, I also find time to help at my daughter's Brownie pack and school.

    I had so much fun attending Jo JIngles as a parent and saw the benefits it created for my children. I am now very excited that I am a Jo Jingles teacher......I missed it so much!!!"

WHAT YOU’VE BEEN SAYING

It was pleasure to attend your classes, the girls have had so much fun and learnt a lot as well.
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It was pleasure to attend your classes, the girls have had so much fun and learnt a lot as well. We will miss you all, Tuesdays will not be the same anymore.

Ravinder, Chloe & Kara

Thank you so much for all the fun you have given Ava at Jo Jingles, she has totally loved it!
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Thank you so much for all the fun you have given Ava at Jo Jingles, she has totally loved it!

Ava and Family

Just a note to say thank you for the last 4 years of Jo Jingles with Hannah.
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Just a note to say thank you for the last 4 years of Jo Jingles with Hannah. From 6 months old she has loved every minute of your classes and I shall very much miss doing Jo Jingles with her. Here's to another 4 years with Emilia.

Claire Boss

Thank you so much for all the pleasure you have brought to Phoebe through Jo Jingles.
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Thank you so much for all the pleasure you have brought to Phoebe through Jo Jingles. I hear via her childminder how much she loves it and she sings all the time at home.
We will endeavour to keep up her love of music that you have started for her. We hope Jo Jingles continues to go from strength to strength. Thanks again.

Christie and Jim Hooper

Friends of Jo Jingles

We are a huge supporter of local nurseries.

Here are a list of some of our friends
Tommy's
PlayDuvet
The Play Providers Association
Green Baby
Kiboomers