Jackie wanted to ensure she had time with her pre-school children but wanted to steadily build a rewarding business that could grow further when they started school.
"What the Creation Station offered seemed almost too good to be true! A chance to turn an activity that I loved into my own business that I could fit around my two children, and expand as they grow older. The reality is proving as good as the promise though! I love every minute of the sessions and parties, especially seeing the children's excitement when they try a new activity or create something amazing. It's great to see parents enjoying themselves so much too, and encouraging their children to experiment and discover things for themselves.
The support from Head Office and the network of franchisees has been great, and the franchisee forum is worth its weight in gold, not only for providing answers to (sometimes random!) questions, but also for the sense of community it encourages between geographically remote colleagues. The training was really valuable, particularly in the areas which were completely new to me such as marketing, and it was great to be able to practise running real sessions and get feedback from the experts!
I'm delighted with how quickly my business has taken off, with full classes and lots of parties in the next few months. I can't wait to develop it more each year as my children grow up and start school, though they love being part of it at the moment. it really is the perfect work-life balance franchise Perhaps my biggest compliment has come from my 4-year old daughter, who watched me setting off for a Creation Station party and called down the road "Mummy, your classes are REALLY GREAT!"
Deirdre has recently joined The Creation Station and now runs art and craft classes for all ages in Chesterfield.
Meet Tracy the new 'Head Of Inspiration' at The Creation Station Yarm.
Hayley's passion to achieve a flexible work balance and encourage children to ask questions and solve problems creatively has led her to an exciting new career!
Jo runs award-winning, fun, creative art and craft classes, after-school clubs, parties and events for all ages in Lancaster and Kendal.
Abby Newall runs award-winning, fun, creative art and craft classes, after-school clubs, parties and events for all ages in Chichester and Arundel.
Louise was looking for a new challenge and the freedom that flexibility could bring to her working life.
Sarah is inspiring the children and adults of Bury North with classes, parties, events, and more!
Jann Thorpe runs award-winning, fun, creative art and craft classes, after-school clubs, parties and events for all ages in the Macclesfield area.
Vanessa Whitehouse is making a difference with award winning Creation Station workshops.
Kate Knubley is running award-winning Creation Station art and craft classes in Wimborne, Verwood and Broadstone.
Emma Winterbourne now runs her own award-winning Creation Station franchise in Thame & West Aylesbury.
Vicky Whitwell is running award-winning, fun, creative art and craft classes, after-school clubs, parties and events in the Coventry West area.
Emma McCalla-John invested her twenty years of expertise in teaching music into her dream of being her own boss.
Sarah Cressall talks about the opportunities that The Creation Station has to offer.
Shobhana Sankar inspires imaginations with The Creation Station in Surrey.
Tracy Hull who runs her Creation Station business in Basingstoke says "I live being a role model to my children.....".
Kirsty Hickson says that running her own successful Creation Station business has been the making of her.
Lois Naylor runs The Creation Station Wakefield.
I wanted to have the freedom of choosing my work hours to fit around family life. I knew I wanted to work with children and be my own boss.
Lucy wanted to give something back to her community and found the values of The Creation Station could help her achieve a fulfilling and rewarding business opportunity.
I have been running my Creation Station franchise since March 2013 and I can honestly say they have been the most fun filled happy months in employment I have ever had.Kirsty Hickson
I've been running my own Creation Station franchise since the end of last year and love it! The head office team are fantastic and the support and advice I've received from them has been invaluable.Kirsty Hickson
I invested in my Creation Station franchise just over a year ago and haven't looked back since!Sara La Roux
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