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Carly Miller Creation Station Bracknell Franchisee

I have ran The Creation Station Bracknell for three and a half years and absolutely love it! Before running my own franchise I had never worked with children, never been particularly creative and never ran my own business so it has been a completely life changing experience for me. I had always worked within the Travel Industry and was made redundant whilst on maternity leave with my daughter. I knew that I wanted to spend time with her and be able to take her swimming, pick her up from school and do all of the things you miss out on whist being at work.

I did not know where to start but a friend of mine was looking into buying a franchise herself so I started to have a look into this option as well. To be honest I never thought I would be able to buy a franchise as I thought it would be too expensive but I was happily surprised. I found the Creation Station and loved it instantly I had been to lots of classes with my daughter and knew that there was a gap in the market for Children’s Art and Craft Activity’s I would have loved to have taken my daughter to this kind of class. I also loved the fact that there were lots of different things that I could do not only was it sessions, but parties and events as well.

I went to Devon and attended a Discovery Event where you find out more about the opportunity and I decided straight away that this was what I wanted to do. I loved the fact that the focus was not on the end product but the journey the children go through to create their own masterpieces. The session plans were all done for me as well which is great. It meant that I could focus on running my business rather than spending time coming up with ideas!

The Creation Station has grown massively since I started and it’s been fantastic to be part of such a successful franchise. Even though there are a lot more franchisees it still feels like a family, we are always there to help each other and share ideas.

3 years on and I have never looked back I now have three members of staff and work with lots of different companies, groups and councils offering our fantastic art and craft sessions. We run around 8 parties a month and have lots of plans to grow in the future.

But the best thing is that I have been able to spend precious time with my daughter I would have never have been able to spend as much time with her if I had gone back to work and for that I am truly grateful. I don’t think there are many people that can say that they run a successful business and have time to spend with their family but by buying a franchise and having a lot of the work done for me I have been able to focus on growing my business and the most important thing for me spending time with my family.

For more information contact Carly on 0844 854 9180 or carly@thecreationstation.co.uk

 

What people say

Excellent 4.8/5

6743 reviews on Trustpilot

Jugdip
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7th Jul

Brilliant class

Absolutely loved the online 'air drying clay' session, it was just so nice to do something for myself, from the comfort of home. Being a single mum, I find it very hard to get out for classes, so this was the perfect solution. Nat was so lovely, she made it so enjoyable - thank you xxx

Rachel
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6th Jul

Great service

Great service, quality craft materials and friendly. We enjoyed crafting as a family ?

Laura
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4th Jul

Fabulous

Fabulous, highly recommended, loved how daddies could get involved too

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29th Jun

Excellent service! Great choices!

In the middle of lockdown, we ordered a number of craft packs from Alexis and were very pleased with the service. She helped us to choose some fantastic kits that our 4 year old loved. They were all great quality and personally delivered very quickly. I have already and would continue to highly recommend the creation station. I also run a homeschooling group on Facebook and can confirm that the members have all been really pleased with the offering and service available.

Clare
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26th Jun

I absolutely loved Nats class!

I absolutely loved Nats class!! She made myself and my daughter feel so welcome on zoom!!! The class had a really cosy, casual feel, but I also learnt a new skill!!! Nat took time to make sure each of us felt confident! She valued our art and gave us lots of praise! I'm not arty, but I came away thinking I can do this!! This was my first class with Nat, and I will definitely be joining one of her classes again!!

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26th Jun

Fabulous Alexis

Had a fab online mandala class with Alexis last night from the comfort of my own garden in North Staffs. Alexis made the whole thing really easy to follow, went the extra mile with our resources and I was super pleased with the result. She's also provided craft packs for my kids during lockdown which have been amazing.

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24th Jun

Online Mandala Class

I really enjoyed the online Mandala class with Nat at Stafford South. She was really great at explaining the technique and made sure everyone felt at ease. There was a good mix of conversation and concentration! Nat was very professional, friendly and encouraging. I will definitely be doing more of her online classes in the future.

Kathryn
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24th Jun

Mandala class…

I attended the online Mandala class last with Nat, I loved it Nat made me fell at ease and had a great time creating some art. Something I am going to do with my children this week. Thank Nat!

Holly
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23rd Jun

Amazing mandala online class

Amazing class, Nat is a natural and it was lovely to see new faces and meet new people!

Raashi
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23rd Jun

Very creative and different projects

Very creative and different projects! Fun for the kids!