Children's Arts & Crafts Franchisee
Art and Crafts
Posted: 24th Oct 2017 Closing: 24th Apr 2018
The Creation Station
Are you a working mum? Do you struggle with balancing your work and family commitments? Do you really want a career that’s fun and rewarding both creatively and financially? Would you like to build your own successful arts and crafts, creative business but backed by our award winning head office team? If you’re looking to change your life for the better and achieve your goals of flexibility and control whilst having a job you love then this could be just what you’ve been looking for.
The Creation Station is the UK’s award winning creative franchise business, our goals are to inspire the children of the UK promoting the developmental benefits provided through creative play. The Creation Station isn’t simply about learning how to paint, model or collage - It’s all about having a go!
Franchise packages start at £7,999 plus Vat. This includes £3,000’s worth of art & craft materials Your comprehensive Creation Station, arts and crafts franchise package provides everything you need to run your own successful Creation Station children's franchise. Get your FREE information pack
Set your own hours. With exclusive territory rights you also have the scope to grow your business at a rate that suits you, with the backing and support of the UK’s Leading Creative Play Company. And just so you know you can run your business all year round including holidays if you want to because there are many additional opportunities to help grow your business at a pace that suits you.
Over £25.00 per hour. If you want to work just 4 mornings term time only and just a little in the holidays it is possible to earn from £12,000 - £39,000. The amount you can earn depends on the amount of time you wish to spend working.
We're proud members of the British Franchise Association and The Children’s Activities Association giving you and your customers further peace of mind .
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...you don't even need to be a budding artist or the next Blue Peter presenter! 250,000 parents & children already inspired and 100 creation Station franchise owners are proof enough!
Name: Claire Lyon
Location: Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Family: Partner; Andy/ Son; Ruben
How often do you work?
I can plan when I run my programme of sessions and events and I love having that control. I’ve got the flexibility to plan around my own family commitment and I really value being able to prioritise this. I do have a great helper, my 3 year old loves what we do and it’s great to be able to include Ruben in some of my classes if I want to.
How does the job fit around your family life?
Running my own business, I work every day on marketing, prep and admin, but out and about sharing the sparkle around 2 -3 days a week.
How much time do you commit?
I think when you run your own business you do think about it a lot! However I love my glittery inspirational world, so I have to say I am always seeing opportunities to develop and grow my business. I keep a notebook and write my ideas down. I am able to choose my hours so I work approx. 30 hours a week and that’s based around my own family commitments.
Where do you carry out your work?
I typically work in partnership with other family friendly organisations so that the families who come along can join in a welcoming and friendly environment, enjoy free parking and stay for a coffee and cake if they want to.
Do you need a car?
Yes, it doesn’t need to be very big, but we couldn’t sprinkle the inspiration around Doncaster if not!
Do you get support/training?
Our Creative Hub Head office team are great at this and are just at the end of the phone line. Plus we have a fab network and support is just a message or post away. You can ask any question, and someone will be able to help you. I love that about our network, there’s lots of really supportive like minded people.
Would you recommend this opportunity to other mums?
Absolutely. For me, I wanted a business that was flexible and had scope to could grow as I had more time available and its given me what I need. I guess its always down to the individual person and looking at what they enjoy and what they want to achieve. Running your own business is not for everyone, as it hard work, but you get out of it what you put in. I love having goals and dreaming BIG.
Do you advertise?
I mainly share stories and what people are saying about Creation Station because the children and mummies love what we do. So I use social media mainly, but our events are great at letting people know about our fun and educational art and crafts classes parties and clubs.
Are there any downsides to the role?
You make the business yours so if you see a downside you need to work on ways to change it or find someone to support you in that area. Packing the car in the rain is not a great but the smiley faces make up for wet hair!