Children's Arts & Crafts Franchisee
Art and Crafts
Posted: 12th Oct 2019 Closing: 11th Jan 2020
The Creation Station
If you would love to change your career, work around your own family commitments and making a difference to others then this could be just the opportunity you have been looking for. The Creation Station are offering proactive and friendly people a grant worth up to £2,000 towards running your own rewarding, fun and educational art and crafts Creation Station franchise.
Gain the freedom and flexibility to run your own fun and rewarding business, with the security that comes from the UK’s leading creative activity business, The Creation Station.
The Creation Station inspires imaginations and nurtures creativity though fun and educational arts and craft classes, parties and events. Established in 2002 in response to a gap in the market by mum of three and multi-award-winning entrepreneur, Sarah Cressall.
With the squeeze on creativity in schools and the growth in adult crafting there is an increased demand for fun and educational creative activities. Together, with our team of 100+ franchise owners, we’ve helped inspire over one million children, families and adults.
We understand that when our franchise owners are successful the whole company is successful. That’s why we are committed to our on-going training, support and business development programmes. So much so that in an independent ‘Satisfaction Survey’ given to our franchise owners, we gained a 5-Star rating.
Your initial five-day training includes:
- Operational processes
- Business matters
- Marketing systems
This provides you with the knowledge, know-how and confidence to launch your successful business and start at building your positive reputation within your community. But this is just the beginning. As your business grows you will need different support at different times and in different areas. Therefore, our support is tailored to your own circumstances and where you are in your business development.
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 .
Best suited to:
Running your own Creation Station franchise enables you to be in control of your own career and working week, plan your holidays and your mix of award winning and fun art & craft classes, parties, clubs and events. This means that with your own Creation Station franchise, you choose how much or how little you want to do, to suit your own level of aspiration, needs and goals.
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!