As an experienced and dedicated primary school teacher, Jo felt that she was spending less time encouraging the children's skills and strengths and wanted to find something that was more child-centric. She now runs award-winning, fun, creative art and craft classes, after-school clubs, parties and events for all ages in Lancaster and Kendal.
Jo is most definitely THE person to speak to for keeping your little ones creative and entertained!
We asked Jo 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 independent - that child who walks into school on their first day and doesn't even look back to wave goodbye! I like the flexibility of setting my own hours and organising my own time...as my own children are getting older, this is proving to be more important to me."
What attracted you to The Creation Station?
"Having things like website building, branding and health & safety done for me is fabulous! Although I love working for myself, I also really like having a network of people to talk to and share ideas with. Everyone at The Creation Station is so passionate about the benefits and importance of what we do - it's hard to argue with that level of pasion and enthusiasm."
"I believe that education is a pathway to success - but it needs to be suitable to each person. Some children thrive in an academic environment whilst others shine at a more practical education. Creativity is so important and spending time crafting is very therapeutic and good for the soul!"
Describe your highlights so far...
"I have met so many lovely people and built many great working relationships. Every day is a highlight; it could be a review, a new booking, an enquiry or a child's comment. I once got a party enquiry that started "Hi, I am looking for a crafty party for my my daughter and have asked around. you are clearly THE person for arts and crafts as so many different people have recommended you!"
Don't just take our word for it, look what parents say about Jo & her classes...
How do you feel about the future?
"I feel like I am still learning and probably always will! My plan is to eventually take over the world with Creation Station! I am working towards launching after-school 'Create Club' in schools in Lancaster and surrounding areas and am really excited about it - I would love to build the business to the point where I can employ someone to work with me!"
If you'd love to come along to one of Jo's awesome classes or you are looking for some event entertainment or a fun birthday party entertainer in Lancaster you can find out more at The Creation Station Lancaster.
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