Eight women change their career and run their own Creation Station franchise to achieve the flexibility they want



Eight women who were looking for a more flexible way of working, have been awarded a Creation Station franchise, delivering award winning art and craft classes, parties and events.



Finding flexible working that enables parents to prioritise their children and family needs can be a challenge. Many parents want flexibility to have time with their pre-school aged children and also to be there to support their school aged children.



Eight mums have changed their career and been awarded a Creation Station franchise as they wanted the opportunity to run their own family friendly business that they can tailor around their own family needs.



“I have worked with children all my working life and have loved my job, however, when I had my own two girls I just felt that I wanted to be there for my own girls,” smiles Sarah Finan from Kent “I didn’t know what options there were, so I researched online and found The Creation Station franchise. It stood out from all the other franchises because as well as the flexibility of being my own boss it helps nurture children's creativity and that’s something I’m passionate about. I now feel very privileged to be part of the Creation Station team”.


Eight women change their career and run their own Creation Station franchise to achieve the flexibility they want Back: Carol Jackson, Sarah Finan, Lynda Titley, Jen Williams, Tracy Hull
Front: Indy Dhillon, Sat Virdee
Sadly Gemma English was unable to be in the photo.




The eight women have a variety of backgrounds but are all mums who wanted a more flexible way of working.



Indy Dhillon from Osterley Isleworth and Sat Virdee from Kings Heath Birmingham, both have a background in a pharmacy, Tracy Hull from Basingstoke worked as a teaching assistant, Carol Jackson from Reading was a stay at home mum, Lynda Titley is a grandmother from Cheslyn Hay, Staffordshire, Jen Williams from Chester was a Personal Assistant and Gemma English from Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire worked as special needs teacher.



“I’ve been going to Creation Station with my own child and I loved it so much I wanted to run my own. The timing wasn’t right for me last year so I kept the information pack in a drawer and just kept my eye on the website hoping my area wouldn’t be awarded to someone else” explained Sat Virdee. “I am now delighted to have a wonderful opportunity to be more involved with my daughter, to help other parents inspire their child and to inspire my local community too.”






The Creation Station is the UK's leading and fastest growing children's creative experience franchise. With a passion for helping to inspire children’s imaginations the experiences include: Baby Discover classes, Little Explorer classes, Arty Birthday Parties and Event Entertainment.



These experiences operate in over 500 centres and are delivered by over 70 franchise owners across the UK.



“I am very proud of our team of franchise owners, as they share our passion and values about nurturing creativity and help to inspire children's imaginations” says Sarah Cressall founder and Managing Director “Our eight new inspiring ladies are very warmly welcomed to our team and we are fully committed to support, nurture and help them to achieve the personal and financial success that they want.”



For more information about The Creation Station experience please visit  To find out about running your own Creation Station franchise call Maggie on 01395 349 462 or visit




What people say

Excellent 4.8/5

6753 reviews on Trustpilot

* * * * *
10th Jul

Great session

Great session, really well led. Really enjoyed it. Thank you Nicola.

* * * * *
9th Jul

Well run class and really enjoyed it

Well run class and really enjoyed it. Was very happy with what I made also. Thank you!

* * * * *
9th Jul

Brilliant online session tonight

Brilliant online session tonight. So friendly and fun and lovely that the children joined in. Would highly recommend and cant wait for the next one.

* * * * *
9th Jul

Very relaxing

Very relaxing. Just what I needed. Thanx to Lisa

* * * * *
9th Jul

A fantastic online art class run by an inspirational teacher.

A fantastic online art class run by an inspirational teacher! My children have loved the around the world create class every week and been delighted with their little creations. They concentrate for so long and have really developed their skills. They particularly enjoy sharing what they have made at the end and trying to impress Kelly with what they have achieved. It is the best part of their week.

* * * * *
8th Jul

Online Tiny treasures session

We had a session online with the creation station doing tiny treasures. We made some lovely creations using a print of our newborns foot. The instructor sent us everything we needed with really clear instructions and led the session really well so that we could create and chat without feeling rushed. She really created a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely do more sessions and when it's safe to do so some face to face sessions too as it's lovely being able to socialise whilst creating really simple and effective work.

* * * * *
8th Jul

Tiny treasures

A lovely relaxing and calm class. Enjoyed it, and will be booking again in the future

* * * * *
8th Jul

Really enjoyed this class

Really enjoyed this class - would recommend to anyone looking for craft inspiration.

* * * * *
8th Jul

Emma provided a lovely session under…

Emma provided a lovely session under trying circumstances (Zoom). Good fun and lovely to meet new people, if only remotely. Would highly recommend it to people who need to unwind. Thank you so much Emma. Great fun.

* * * * *
8th Jul

I really enjoyed the session yesterday…

I really enjoyed the session yesterday and had great fun making my clay vase. Thank you for organising it. It was great that the clay and decorative bits were all supplied. I'm hoping to book on another session soon. Thanks, Sophie