Hayley used to manage control operations in the renewable energy sector. In her spare time she loves to perform stand up comedy, sing and take part in musical theatre. Her 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! She now runs successful, award-winning, fun, creative art and craft classes, after-school clubs, parties and events for all ages in Swindon, Calne and Royal Wotton Bassett.
Winner of the Creation Station national 'Franchisee Of The Month' award for September 2019, we asked Hayley to share why she loved providing creative activities in her community - this is what she said:
"After having my daugther I had major mummy guilt over returning to work. I found myself with lots of transferable skills and incredibly frustrated that in order to have a flexible work life balance my salary would have to reduce."
"I had not heard of The Creation Station before and liked what I heard and saw at the National Franchise Exhibition."
"I love the buzz of parties and events...I didn't expect to see how the children react to praise and encouragement when they show me their creations. It gives me a warm glow that I have had a tiny but significant impact on them continuing in the world of imagination and creativity."
"We are so excited to be running a 4 day Halloween craft 'extravaganza' at The Brunel Shopping Centre in October. Alongside our 'Creative Crafters' adult workshops we have a very exciting festive programme launching at the moment.
I'm in my fifth year of business now and know what works for me. I want to grow my business to its full potential with after-school 'Create Clubs' and 'Creative Crafter' workshops. I would love to also eventually get my own premises and establish a firm presence - the possibilities are endless!"
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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.
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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.
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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'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'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
Who wouldn't love the flexibility of this business! I have been running my franchise for just over four years now and I can honestly say it has ticked all of the boxes I had set down from the beginning with making sure the work/life balance fit in around my family.Penny Gilbert
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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