As a qualified primary school teaching specialising in early years, Sharon Keirle saw how creativity was losing it's focus within the school curriculum.
Believing that creativity is a fundamental part of inspiring people of all ages she left teaching to persue a new career and now runs award-winning, fun, creative art and craft classes, after-school clubs, parties and events for all ages in Cranbrook, Dawlish, Topsham and Exminster areas.
We asked Sharon to share why she loved providing creative activities in her community- this is what she said:
"My family are my priority so I wanted to be able to fit my work around them and also have something that can change and adapt as their needs change. I loved being a teacher, but found that I was having less and less time actually teaching and I wanted to be able to use my creative skills to inspire children and enjoy learning again."
"Creativity is so much more than being arty or musical. It is a mindset and way of thinking that opens up so many possibilities...we need to ensure children develop their creative skills and thinking. At 'The Creation Station' we embrace and celebrate everyone's creativity in whatever form it takes"
"As I had never run my own business before I didn't feel confident that I had all the skills necessary to run my own business so was looking for a proven business model which provided excellent support. The values and ethos encompassed everything I believe in and we are like one big family."
"I have loved visiting different nurseries to deliver our 'Little Explorer' pre-school art and craft sessions. Our art and craft holiday clubs across the school holidays with Tyrell Sports are fab and I love working with other local businesses such as Powderham Castle and The Orange Elephant."
"I love how I can spend my days inspring everyone from babies in our newborn keepsake sessions to the elderly in our 'Care and Creativity' craft workshops in the care sector."
"Excited, happy and content! Everyday is different and I hope to lead the way in developing and delivering STEAM workshops in local schools and pre-schools and to run more corporate events for team building and mindfulness."
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.
Chantal Craig runs her Creation Station franchise providing creative workshops for adults, kids classes, parties and events to Hitchin, Letchworth and Stotfold.
Claire Lyon is making Doncaster super sparkly with her award winning creative workshops.
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.
Kate Knubley is running award-winning Creation Station art and craft classes in Wimborne, Verwood and Broadstone.
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Kirsty Hickson says that running her own successful Creation Station business has been the making of her.
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Karen Carnsen says that The Creation Station has given her the confidence to be her own boss and she is very positive about the future.
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.
Running my own franchise with a nationwide brand that shared my family and personal values was the obvious choice for me.
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.
Lavinia decided she didn’t want to work for someone else but didn’t want to start a business from scratch.
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.
Following the birth of her twins, Hayley Sugden wanted to go back to work and The Creation Station franchise provided everything she wanted.
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
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
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
Perfectly designed for a Mum who wants a family friendly financially rewarding future.
You can run your own flexible business and help inspire children's imaginations with the UK’s leading art & crafts activity company, Us!