Abby felt like she was constantly juggling her life as a primary school teacher and Mum to two little ones. She wanted to work for herself but didn't want the headache of having to set everything up from scratch. She now runs award-winning, fun, creative art and craft classes, after-school clubs, parties and events for all ages in Chichester and Arundel.
This month she is our acclaimed winner of "Franchisee of the Month". Here is her story...
We asked Abby 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?
"As a teacher I found it very hard to balance home and work when constrained to the set hours of being a teacher. I was always juggling both of them and really felt that I wasn't giving my best to either!"
What attracted you to The Creation Station?
"I wanted to continue to work with children and loved being creative. I found The Creation Station and knew that it would tick all the boxes for me. I didn't want to start from scratch and investing in a franchise has meant that I have all the resources I need - along with support and guidance from a fantastic group of people."
Describe your highlights so far...
"My 'Tiny Treasures' newborn keepsakes sessions are a definite hit! They are always so well received and a huge number of my customers rebook onto future sessions. People are also loving my pre-school classes in Chichester and saying that they are just what they have been looking for - something different to the normal baby groups they go to."
"I get to drop my daughter at school every day and now spend a day during the week enjoying special time between just me and my son."
Don't just take our word for it, look what parents say about Abby & her classes...
How do you feel about the future?
"So excited! I want my business to grow alongside my family's needs and there are so many things I absolutely can't wait to do! I am hoping to get involved in large events in Chichester and Arundel this year and build an awesome team that will help me to take my business forward."
If you'd love to come along to one of Abby's awesome classes or you are looking for some event entertainment or a fun birthday party entertainer in Chichester and Arudenl, you can find out more at The Creation Station Chichester and Arundel.
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