Nicole Norman spent 25 years as a primary school teacher and found that her love of working with children and passion for all things crafty has resulted in her own super successful business. She has now been running her own Creation Station franchise for over five years bringing award-winning, fun, creative art and crafts classes, parties and events to Stevenage, Ware and surrounding areas.
Nicole is most definitely THE person to speak to for keeping your little ones creative and entertained!
Why did you want to run your own business?
"I was looking for control and independence over my time and work life. Something to bring flexibility in my working week and throughout the year - but I also wanted a challenge that used my skills and love of working with children. The fact that I actually found a business that involved my personal passion of craft and creativity was a huge bonus!"
Don't just take our word for it, look what parents say about Nicole & her classes...
What attracted you to The Creation Station?
I liked the idea of the structure of the business and in particular the support that Creation Station provides for their franchisees. With flexible working hours I can be there for my family, do the school runs and even have time for my own crafty hobbies of quilting and scrapbooking.
Describe your highlights so far...
"I knew things were going well when I had to start waiting lists for my classes. People were booking parties a year in advance to make sure that I was available - and I was getting invited back to run another party for the same children the following year."
"I love having children stay on for a second year in my classes and have families who attend with their second babies - some still coming to my classes after 5 years with their growing family!"
How do you feel about the future?
“I am super busy with classes and parties - I was even on the TV!
I have met the most fantastic grown-ups in my classes. With support from my family and great customers (who have become firm friends) I have made a success of my business and I am really proud of what I have achieved. I am excited for the next 5 years of my glittery Creation Station journey
If you'd love to come along to one of Nicole's awesome classes you can find her page here - 'what's on near me'. Or if you are looking for some event entertainment or a fun birthday party entertainer, get in touch with Nicole on her page.
If you would like to find out about running your own flexible and rewarding Creation Station and to discover the support you'd receive when you join the franchise family Download your franchise information pack.
It could be just what you are looking for.