Hi! I’m Paula Ridley

Welcome to my Jo Jingles classes in Ackworth, Altofts, Garforth, Ossett, Pontefract & Wakefield (Sandal)

Hello everyone! My name is Paula and I have had the pleasure of running Jo Jingles classes in the Wakefield, Pontefract, Leeds and surrounding areas of West Yorkshire for the last 20 years.  Music has always been part of my life and so the opportunity to combine this with running my own business when first moving to West Yorkshire was one not to be missed.  Jo really has been part of the family for those 20 years, loved by family and friends alike.

When I’m not jingling I like nothing better than being outdoors, especially by the sea...

Hello everyone! My name is Paula and I have had the pleasure of running Jo Jingles classes in the Wakefield, Pontefract, Leeds and surrounding areas of West Yorkshire for the last 20 years.  Music has always been part of my life and so the opportunity to combine this with running my own business when first moving to West Yorkshire was one not to be missed.  Jo really has been part of the family for those 20 years, loved by family and friends alike.

When I’m not jingling I like nothing better than being outdoors, especially by the sea, or getting crafty – the messier the better -  be that with my grandchildren or youngsters at our local Messy Church or Boys’ Brigade Company where I help out.

The Jo Jingles Leeds Team are all dedicated to leading the very best exciting, fun, educational and interactive music and movement experience for babies, toddlers and pre-school children.

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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 Justine Ward

    Hi!  My name is Justine.  I have been enjoying running Jo Jingles classes for over a year now.  As a mum of two, young active boys, we have enjoyed going to Jo Jingles ourselves.  We made lots of friends and the boys love all different types of music. 

    As a family we enjoy going to the theatre, watching musical films, eating out, swimming and walking.  One of my favourite places where we go walking is the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.  This place is very special to me as I went to university there where and studied Child and Family Studies after I qualified in BTEC Nursery Nursing.  I have worked in nurseries, Family Centres, Children’s Centres and now Jo Jingles.  It is a pleasure to be part of the Jo Jingles team.

WHAT YOU’VE BEEN SAYING

Jo Jingles promotes children's confidence, listening skills and turn taking.
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Jo Jingles promotes children's confidence, listening skills and turn taking. It supports our letters and sounds programme and helps the children learn many musical skills - names of instruments and how to play them (loud, soft, fast, slow).

Brambly Hedge Day Nursery

Jo Jingles has been visiting Safe 'n' Sound Day Nursery for over 10 years, providing three age appropriate music and movement sessions...
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Jo Jingles has been visiting Safe 'n' Sound Day Nursery for over 10 years, providing three age appropriate music and movement sessions for our babies, two year olds and three to four year olds, which the children eagerly anticipate. It is Fun! Fun! Fun! to sing, play instruments and dance. The children experience a wide range of musical activities which are linked to all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage, such as counting and the development of fine and gross motor skills. The children develop listening skill and learn about different beats and rhythms which also supports the learning of phonics. More importantly, the children are developing personal and social skills - waiting patiently and turn taking. all the children are able to take part and enjoy a sense of achievement, building on their feelings of confidence and self-esteem.

Safe and Sound Day Nursery

We started our Jingles classes at 12 weeks old, and continued until my daughter was nearly 4 years old.
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We started our Jingles classes at 12 weeks old, and continued until my daughter was nearly 4 years old. We have so many special memories from classes, and I have seen her grow hugely in confidence. She never stops singing, and is always getting her own "instruments" out of my kitchen cupboard to play along to the Jo Jingles CDs! Jingles has helped teach her about colours, counting, rhythm, days of the week, and given us so much laughter and fun. The class leaders genuinely care and are interested in what she says and does in classes. There is a huge variety of instruments, activities and themes, which are age appropriate, although the parachute and bubbles have remained firm favourites with my daughter from Babies through to Jo Jinglers. Being a working Mum, the time I do get with my daughter is really precious, and the Jo Jingles classes have always been special time well spent, which we have both enjoyed enormously.

Charlie Bland

My children have attended Jo Jingles since they were tiny babies and I will be sad to see them leave to start school full time!
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My children have attended Jo Jingles since they were tiny babies and I will be sad to see them leave to start school full time! the classes are fun and interactive which has made every session enjoyable for them. They have learnt vital skills like listening and taking turns as well as musical skills and showing off their dance moves. Jo Jingles has helped my children develop confidence and a real love of all things musical. The staff are fantastic and I would recommend these classes to other parents looking for a fun, educational class for their little ones.

Cherie Moore

I can't praise Jo Jingles enough for the way it has encouraged James to enjoy music since he started his first class at 8 months old.
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I can't praise Jo Jingles enough for the way it has encouraged James to enjoy music since he started his first class at 8 months old. Now, at 4, he is familiar with percussion instruments and rhythm, loves singing and playing, and has performed in 2 concerts! Though fun and often loud, Jo Jingles classes are full of musical knowledge, setting the children on the path to discovering their own musical interests.

Charlotte Michael

My daughter has been going to Paula at Jo Jingles since she was a few months old. She is now 4. Lily absolutely loves it.
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My daughter has been going to Paula at Jo Jingles since she was a few months old. She is now 4. Lily absolutely loves it. Her confidence has grown and she has developed a range of musical skills. My favourite thing about Jo Jingles is watching the children enjoy themselves tap a beat in time to the music with such concentration. I would like to thank Paula for all her hard work and giving my daughter an excellent start to her music journey.

Karen Beresford

My 3 year old has been enjoying his weekly Jo Jingles sessions since he was 6 months old.
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My 3 year old has been enjoying his weekly Jo Jingles sessions since he was 6 months old. It's a fun, friendly environment that encourages learning through play and is excellent value for money - highly recommended.

Karen Pitchforth

We have been attending Jo Jingles classes for about 2.5 years. My son loves it! It is the highlight of our week...
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We have been attending Jo Jingles classes for about 2.5 years. My son loves it! It is the highlight of our week and Paula and the team are like family. They put so much work into making the classes educational, entertaining and magical for parents and kids. Worth every penny!

Sally Spawforth

I just wanted to say how impressed I am with the Jo Jingles class at Boston Spa.
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I just wanted to say how impressed I am with the Jo Jingles class at Boston Spa. I have been taking my 2 year old grandson and it is proving to be a lovely experience. Charlotte who leads the class is excellent. The welcome is warm and the class is well organised and happy and makes children and carers feel secure and relaxed. The pace is just right and the children's enthusiasm and interest maintained at all times. The balance between lively activity and gentle relaxation is spot on. I particularly like the fact that familiar favourites and rituals are interwoven with new and fresh experiences. My grandson loves the bubbles and the sleeping bunnies song. Thank you for such a wonderful, local resource and such a good teacher.

Marcia Colledge

Rhys has enjoyed all aspects of the Jo Jingles session. His confidence has increased massively and he joins in more of the activities...
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Rhys has enjoyed all aspects of the Jo Jingles session. His confidence has increased massively and he joins in more of the activities than when he first started. His musical skills have really developed and this is mainly due to him listening more closely to the music and begin able to co-ordinate his body in time with the music. He loves looking in Jo's bag and it has made me more aware of what he knows and what he understands. The fact that the children get different instruments every week is something he looks forward to. In preparation for school his skills of listening to others and speaking in front of others has really developed. it's a nice way to spend time with him focusing on something he likes doing. Thank you!

Karen (Rhys' mum)

My son attended Jo Jingles from the age of 9 months up to 3 years. My daughter was present at classes with my son from birth...
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My son attended Jo Jingles from the age of 9 months up to 3 years. My daughter was present at classes with my son from birth and started to go by herself from the age of 1 year. Both of my children have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. They love learning how to use the instruments and join in with all the actions and dancing. They especially enjoy using all the props that are used to reinforce learning such as the parachute and cuddly toys.
My son was very shy when he was younger. Attending Jo Jingles helped him to build on his confidence in being in a group situation and learning to interact with his peers. The presenter who runs the sessions we attend is a fantastic lady who is brilliant with the children and parents alike.

Kelly Carrotte

Our Mummy started taking us to Jo Jingles just after we were 1. We are now 3 and have to stop going because we have to go to pre-school...
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Our Mummy started taking us to Jo Jingles just after we were 1. We are now 3 and have to stop going because we have to go to pre-school and we are very sad about this as we loved it!
We learnt lots of songs, did lots of actions and even got to play lots of musical instruments. Paula (our teacher) was really really good and she made sure at all time that we participated - and kept smiling, encouraging and laughing for the whole session!! We made lots of new friends (and Mummy did too) and it really boosted our ability to take direction, listen and respond to the music and learn rhyming actions. Paula made all the sessions fun. They were carefully planned and had lots of variety in them - from dancing under bubbles, to making balls bounce on a parachute and having themes such as transport or animals. We particularly loved dressing up for Children in Need as 'Boogie Bugs'! Our Mummy loved the fact too that as we are twins (and sometimes difficult to handle) she felt confident that at the Jo Jingles classes, she could manage with us on her own and know she was in a supportive environment should there be any one to one activities - Paula was always happy to step in and dance with one of us.
Our Mummy says we would recommend Jo Jingles to anyone who is thinking of doing something exciting, safe and fun with their children. Not only did it give us confidence and a wonderful introduction to the world of music and rhythm, Mummy has memories of us here that will liever with her forever! ..... not to mention the songs that go round in her head!!!!

William and Claudia aged 3

I wanted to write to you personally to thank you for taking the Jo Jingles class that both my children attended.
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I wanted to write to you personally to thank you for taking the Jo Jingles class that both my children attended. It was the best decision I made when I booked my first child, Max, in. I was used to working 24/7 and all my friends worked so when I had Max, I had to find a new life for myself - and what a life! - 45 min Jo Jingles class and then coffee mornings, coffee mornings, coffee mornings!! I met so many lovely people that I still stay in regular contact with now and when I started taking my second child, Olivia, I met another fantastic group of mums.
The kids loved the classes and looked forward to going and in all the time that I went, you never once let us down and had to cancel. You gave everyone equal attention and goodness knows how you remembered everyone's name!
The classes were very well structured and considering the young ages of the children, very calm!
I would recommend Jo Jingles to anyone and will miss my Tuesday morning singalongs.

Cheryl Copley (mum to Max and Olivia)

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