Hi! I’m Karen Garner

Welcome to my Jo Jingles classes in Letchworth, Hitchin, Shefford & Stotfold

Hello, I'm Karen and I run the Jo Jingles franchise in North Herts taking the classes in Letchworth and Fairfield Park.

Prior to having my family, I worked in the dealing room of a large global bank in the City controlling the foreign exchange deals of their staff...not an easy task ! After a career break and my children starting school, I worked as a Jo Jingles class teacher from 2004 and in 2007 I took over the franchise from the retiring owner. I have tremendous fun at classes and the rewards from teaching the children are pricele...

Hello, I'm Karen and I run the Jo Jingles franchise in North Herts taking the classes in Letchworth and Fairfield Park.

Prior to having my family, I worked in the dealing room of a large global bank in the City controlling the foreign exchange deals of their staff...not an easy task ! After a career break and my children starting school, I worked as a Jo Jingles class teacher from 2004 and in 2007 I took over the franchise from the retiring owner. I have tremendous fun at classes and the rewards from teaching the children are priceless.  Do I miss the City......absolutely not !

When I'm not "jingling", I am married to Nigel and have two teenagers, Oliver and Sophie.

I have always enjoyed playing my piano & clarinet (though a bit rusty on the clarinet these days!) Music plays a large part in our house and Jo Jingles fits perfectly!

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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 Sarah O'reilly

    Hi, I'm Sarah and I run classes in Hitchin, Shefford & Stotfold. I have 3 children of my own and have worked as a deputy head of a private nursery, lived in France for a while, worked as a Nanny, run my own preschool cooking classes and been involved in our local Rainbows group. I certainly know how to have fun with children.

WHAT YOU’VE BEEN SAYING

I've said it before but you do such a great job and Sophie has absolutely loved coming to Jo Jingles (as have I!).
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I've said it before but you do such a great job and Sophie has absolutely loved coming to Jo Jingles (as have I!). She has got so much from the classes and she constantly amazes me with the things she has learnt, from basic listening skills to names of instruments and musical notes. And I really appreciate how much you let William join in too, he's so desperate to do everything his sister does!

Sophie & Williams Mum

We really can't thank you enough for making Monday mornings so enjoyable for the past 3 years.
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We really can't thank you enough for making Monday mornings so enjoyable for the past 3 years. The classes are great & Olivia has learned so much (from musical talents to listening, following instructions, sharing - the list goes on!)
But - it is your incredible enthusiasm, warmth and kindness that makes it so special and has kept us coming all these years.

Olivia's Mum

Thank you so much for these last few years of singing and smiles at Jo Jingles. Sam, like his brother before him, has loved every moment!
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Thank you so much for these last few years of singing and smiles at Jo Jingles. Sam, like his brother before him, has loved every moment! No matter how tired/grumpy/poorly he is, Jo Jingles always cheers him up. I would recommend it to all parents of young children as music is such an important part of their development. I can't quite believe that we've come to the end of our "jingles" era!

Sam's Mum

Before Jo Jingles Dylan used to be very shy even though he is quite a showman at heart. Now he expresses himself more freely ...
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Before Jo Jingles Dylan used to be very shy even though he is quite a showman at heart. Now he expresses himself more freely and looks forward to each session.

Dylan's Mum

Our Son thoroughly enjoyed Jo Jingles - the excellent leadership, weekly themes for learning through song...
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Our Son thoroughly enjoyed Jo Jingles - the excellent leadership, weekly themes for learning through song, and the fun use of musical instruments helped his confidence, sociability and, having a speech delay, he progressed his language through singing. We, as parents, had a great time too, and we will be taking our new daughter to Jo Jingles!

Mum

Jo Jingles is the best pre school activity we do. My child has gained in confidence and become sociable and loves to sing.
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Jo Jingles is the best pre school activity we do. My child has gained in confidence and become sociable and loves to sing.

Mum

You will probably know just how much all three of us looked forward to the session each week.
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You will probably know just how much all three of us looked forward to the session each week. You made being a Mum of twins in a class session an absolute breeze. Thank You.

Mum to Twins

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