Claire had a successful career in marketing and events but wanted to change her path and find something more flexible that would enable her to spend more meaningful time with her family. She was looking for a rewarding and challenging opportunity and now runs successful, award-winning, fun, creative art and craft classes, after-school clubs, parties and events for all ages in Halesowen, Birmingham.
Claire is most definitely THE person to speak to for keeping your little ones creative and entertained!
We asked Claire to share why she loved providing creative activities in her community - this is what she said...
Why did you want to run your own business?
"I've always been an ambitious, determined and driven individual but after having my little boy I lost my confidence and identity somewhat. I'd been in my job for 10 years and was 'comfortable'...but the big commute no longer seemed feasible with such a small child."
What attracted you to The Creation Station?
"Everything! It was fun, sociable and crafty - it ticked all my boxes. It would fit around my new family life and offer me a new opportunity in an area that really interested me and that I was passionate about."
Describe your highlights so far...
"I have learnt a huge amount about myself and my skills in the last 5 years. I simply love the look of excitement on children's faces when I ask them if they want to see what's inside the (Magic Ideas) Box!"
"I once ran a party and at the end the mum told me how impressed she was with my patience and control of the children. She said she went out of a room of screaming kids (as the party began), and when she came back a few minutes later it was silent and all she could hear was me. She was amazed at how captivated they were."
Don't just take our word for it, look what parents say about Claire & her classes...
How do you feel about the future?
"Very positive and excited! Every day is an adventure and always comes with new and unexpected challenges. Sometimes I can't believe how much can change and develop over a week."
If you'd love to come along to one of Claire's awesome classes or you are looking for some event entertainment or a fun birthday party entertainer in Halesowen you can find out more at The Creation Station Halesowen.
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