When looking for something that would give her the flexibility that she wanted, Kate Knubley found The Creation Station and is now running award-winning, fun, creative art and craft classes, after-school clubs, birthday parties and events in Wimborne, Verwood and Broadstone.
We asked Kate to share why she loved providing creative activities in her community - this is what she said...
"After working in primary education for 6 years I wanted to focus on arts & creativity for children. Creativity is so important! The activities that we do help you to explore and investigate the world, enable us to express our thoughts and emotions - and relax your brain!"
"I didn't have any experience of running a business and realised that I would benefit from a franchise that could offer the support and framework I needed - as well as an established brand. The ethos of the Creation Station really stood out - placing emphais on the importance of creativity and imagination."
"I absolutely love seeing the children share their creations at the end of the session - they are so proud and excited. It's a brilliant way for families to share time together creating something unique and special. I really want to run more 'Care & Creativity' wellbeing workshops in the care homes of Wimborne and the surrounding areas - the experiences that we can offer are so beneficial in terms of confidence, skills and socialising."
"I'm so excited! I can't wait to launch my 'Creative Crafters' adult crafting workshops and after-school 'Create Clubs' in Wimborne, Verwood and Broadstone this year! I was involved in the local Christmas markets, light switch on events and school fairs which was so much fun! I am really hoping to be at Wimborne Folk Festival next summer..."
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.
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.
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.
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 bought my franchise from a lady, who has been running it for 18 month at the time and I am now in my 3rd year and am LOVING it!Alexia Ispani
I've been running my franchise for a year and I love running my own business and being in charge of my own future. It has enabled me to enjoy more time with my family than I would otherwise have had and allowed me to see my baby grow into a little boy.Claire Darnley
You can run your own flexible business and help inspire children's imaginations with the UK’s leading art & crafts activity company, Us!
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