Jo Jingles

Do you enjoy music & singing? Would you like to work with babies & pre-schoolers in your local area? Do you want to run your own business to fit around children?




Do you enjoy music & singing? Would you like to work with babies & pre-schoolers in your local area? Do you want to run your own business to fit around children?


Jo Jingles provides an exciting opportunity to run your own business, offering interactive music and singing classes for children aged 6 months – 5 years in your local area. (In some areas we also offer classes for children aged up to 7 or 8 years of age).

What is the business?

Following the first classes in 1991 the Jo Jingles franchise was launched in 1995 and has now grown to a network of over 100 franchisees running classes throughout the UK and in Ireland. Jo Jingles is now firmly established as the UK’s leading provider of pre-school music and singing classes for babies and young children and our aim is for further expansion in the UK and overseas. More than 20,000 children enjoy our weekly introduction to music in over 500 centres.


 -  An exciting opportunity to run your own business, offering music and singing
    classes for children aged 6 months – 5 years in your local area
-   Flexible working hours to fit around your own home life
-   Low start-up costs, good return on investment
-   Comprehensive on-going training & support to develop the business
-   Advertising and promotional support
-   Equipment and class programmes provided which follow Government guidelines
    for all pre-school age groups
-   The backing and security of a well-known Brand and Registered Mark 

Jo Jingles is credited with Full Membership of the British & Irish Franchise Associations.

The franchise provides a flexible business opportunity to develop work around family life.


Continuous promotional support is provided and all franchisees are regularly updated on marketing and advertising activities, both regional and national, organised by Head Office.
Jo Jingles provides comprehensive and on-going training in all areas of the business. This includes in-class training and a one-to-one business advisory day prior to launch.

All new franchisees also receive at least one week’s training at Jo Jingles Head Office before starting classes and this includes:

Everything you need to know about Jo Jingles -   Managing your own business

-   Accounts and promotional materials
-   Advertising and PR
-   Class Programmes
-   Detailed training manuals are supplied to each franchisee 
The initial training is followed-up with regular training meetings and local mentor support providing on-going support and business solutions and ideas for franchisees.


A Jo Jingles franchise costs from £7,000 – £9,000 + VAT (plus a minimum spend of £1,000 on advertising and PR in the first year).

The franchise package includes an exclusive territory and initial/on-going training plus detailed operations manuals, class programme and equipment including percussion instruments, music books and CDs recorded exclusively for Jo Jingles by well-known presenters and music writers from BBC’s children programme. A local website is also included in the fee. For details on areas where we would like to expand or where we have existing franchises for sale see, email:

Mums View


Liz Wilson was able to return to her favourite part of the country, Dorset, and work in partnership with her husband thanks to a franchise with music and movement group, Jo Jingles.

Liz and Russell Wilson have been running Jo Jingles Poole for six years now and their respective backgrounds make them the perfect team. Before becoming involved with children’s music groups, Liz worked in the hotel and catering industry, primarily teaching front of house studies. She thrives on being with people and interfacing with customers, whereas her husband’s former position as a Director at Barclays Bank, has equipped him with enviable business and administrative skills.

It was the Poole location however, which first attracted mother of two, Liz, to Jo Jingles.

We lived in Poole when we were first married and always wanted to move back, but thought it was something we would do in later life,explains Liz.. But when my daughter was eleven and moving school anyway we happened to see an advertisement for Jo Jingles franchises in the local paper. I met with Gill Thomas and was really inspired by her enthusiasm and knew she was someone I’d be happy to work with.

And so the family moved to Poole. Jo Jingles Poole was born and Liz and Russell Wilson haven’t looked back. Jo Jingles provides a fulfilling and lucrative career for both of them, but the real profit for Liz is seeing how children develop through attending her classes.

It is wonderful to see how they progress and react to the music, says Liz.. I get a real buzz when I see little ones starting to join in clapping and jiggling along in time to the songs. Liz also enjoys the movement part of the classes, since her own love of music was fostered primarily thorough ballet classes she attended from the ages of 5-15. Her family was inherently musical. Her father played the piano and Liz sang in choirs with both him and her brother.

Liz’s wish to encourage a love of music in her own children was the route through which she became involved with music and movement classes in the first place. When her son was two she took him along to an independent class in Surrey, where the family was living at the time, and the class teacher eventually asked Liz if she wanted to help out.

Leading music classes proved the ideal job for Liz, utilising her teaching and customer interfacing skills and fitting in well with family life, an important factor since her husband was then away a great deal which meant she could not rely on him to help out with childcare.

Inevitably, Liz’s own children have developed a love of music. Her daughter has achieved grade 4 flute and her son made grade 5 piano.

All the class teachers were introduced to Jo Jingles by bringing their children to the classes and these children are now seeing the benefits now they are at school – one is playing the piano and another taking the lead role in the School Play.

It is results like this that make it all so worthwhile, says Liz. At my daughter’s school they taught basic notation, at the age of 4, through walking around a room and she still remembers it vividly. We have a basic notation module in Jo Jingles classes that takes a similar approach and I like to think we are planting such strong musical memories and roots in the children we are teaching today.

Jo Jingles Poole is now so busy that Liz employs three other class teachers and the four of them lead 45 sessions a week, many in nurseries. They are also regularly asked to run special Jo Jingles birthday parties.

Liz has also recently won the 2008 Jo Jingles Franchisee of the Year Award.




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