Hi! I’m Julie Cruickshank

Welcome to my Jo Jingles classes in Dalgety Bay, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes & Rosyth

Before having my two beautiful boys I worked as a Learning and Development Consultant in the financial services industry. I enjoyed my job, but not the long working hours!

After having my children I realised that I wanted a career that fitted in around my family life and in 2008 I saw an advert for a Jo Jingles teacher in the area. I decided to apply as I have always had a love of music and saw how the job fitted in so well around a family. I have an HNC in Performing Arts and have been involved in dance and drama from a young age...

Before having my two beautiful boys I worked as a Learning and Development Consultant in the financial services industry. I enjoyed my job, but not the long working hours!

After having my children I realised that I wanted a career that fitted in around my family life and in 2008 I saw an advert for a Jo Jingles teacher in the area. I decided to apply as I have always had a love of music and saw how the job fitted in so well around a family. I have an HNC in Performing Arts and have been involved in dance and drama from a young age. I was thrilled to get the job, and have been teaching Jo Jingles classes ever since. I purchased the Fife franchise in 2011 and I love teaching classes - they provide children with a fantastic learning experience and are a huge amount of fun! Along with my class teacher Angela we run nearly 30 classes every week and aim to make Jo Jingles the best music experience for children and parents in Fife.

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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 Angela Gordon

    My name is Angela and I live in Duloch, Dunfermline with my husband, my daughter and my dog Harper.  I took my daughter to Jo Jingles from when she was a baby until she started nursery and we both loved it. 

    We sing at home all the time! So I was really excited when I got the opportunity to be a Jo Jingles class teacher.
    I love running my classes, doing something I love and getting to know all the children and parents.

  • Meet Laura McCullough

    My name is Laura and I live in Freuchie with my husband and our four daughters. I first came across Jo Jingles when I went to Julie’s classes when my eldest was little. We both loved it and watched the DVD all the time and with my younger daughters too. We are always singing and dancing at home, so to be able to join the team and to do something so much fun as a job, is a great opportunity. I am looking forward to singing and dancing with the Fife Jinglers!

WHAT YOU’VE BEEN SAYING

We’re on round two of our jingling journey, and I’m amazed how Julie manages to keep all the classes so fresh!
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We’re on round two of our jingling journey, and I’m amazed how Julie manages to keep all the classes so fresh! In almost four years no two classes have been the same.

My son benefitted hugely from Jo Jingles already (tidy up time, taking turns, following instructions, dancing, trying instruments, picking out rhythms, confidence talking in groups, confidence talking to adults) but the other day at class I got a great reminder about how much us adults can get from it too.

Belle’s been attending class since she was 1 week old I think, and over Christmas she’s really come on in terms of walking, so I got a real buzz last week when we went back and she was dancing about, parading up and down the class and following Julie’s instructions. I was so proud to see her enjoying herself so much, and throwing herself into the activities, I was on a high for the rest of the day!

She did so well I even treated her to her own Jo doll!

Ali -mum to Belle (age 1 )

Just to say I am really pleased to have been part of the last 2 terms of Jo Jingles. Emily and I are looking forward to many more.
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Just to say I am really pleased to have been part of the last 2 terms of Jo Jingles. Emily and I are looking forward to many more. I am in awe at the level of enthusiasm and character you bring to each and every session. Also remembering the names from every class you take. Amazing. Thank you Julie for making little people and their parents so happy.

Mum of Emily

Absolutely fantastic class for tiny humans (up to school age). Since our daughter was born we have been to a variety of music and sensory...
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Absolutely fantastic class for tiny humans (up to school age). Since our daughter was born we have been to a variety of music and sensory classes. Jo Jingles has been the best by far! We have been going along for a year now, and every week we still love it (parents and baby alike!). Julie, our class leader, just makes it amazing. She is full of energy and enthusiasm and gets to know each child (what songs/instruments they like and what makes them smile and laugh). I cannot recommend this class enough!

Leanne Halliday