Sarah Finan inspires children’s imaginations with her own Creation Station franchise

To continue with our Creation Station franchise owner stories here is a post from the inspiring Sarah Finan, owner The Creation Station Chatham Maritime. Sarah was the Deputy Childcare Co-Ordinator of children’s centre and decided to take control of her working life to have more time with her own children.

DSC06532 Sarah Finan inspires imaginations in and around Chatham Maritime


“So where do I start…, I can’t put into words how honoured I feel and privileged to have been given the opportunity to bring the Creation Station to Kent.  Only 5 months into my sparkly magical journey I have already achieved so much. I can truly say that I have loved every second, some very challenging, tiring (physically and emotionally) nerve racking, apprehensive seconds, but most of all moments of excitement, ambition, happiness, feeling proud, determined and passionate. The last emotion for me being the most important.






After working with children and families for almost 17 years I needed to prioritise my own family and my needs but I wanted to continue to support other children and families, The Creation Station has allowed me to keep doing what I am passionate about, and more importantly be there for my family! I can truly say it was made for me! (Thanks Creative Hub)



I HAVE to make it Outstanding. Nothing less will do. It’s a company with values and ethics that I believe in and so much so I can’t let it be anything less. And on top of that I really have reaped the benefits from it being my perfect job. 13 children at my first session is something I am more than proud of. I have built up amazing relationships with my venue owners as they have seen the benefits of me being there, and I hope can feel my positivity and determination to make it work. I have introduced a dads group and managed 7 events to date, I have 14 parties already booked for this year.





307 Sarah with some of her fellow Creation Station franchise owners at the Release the Magic conference.


I still can’t quite believe that I run my own business, don’t get me wrong, behind the scenes there is LOTS I need to learn, but I am learning so much, things that I would never have thought I could do! An Excel spread sheet would have scared the life out of me in the past, something I would have delegated, but I am slowly getting used to it all and rather enjoying it surprisingly! Another learning curve and something that I have never had to really put my mind too is marketing, nearly 500 Facebook likes already which I can’t quite believe! But I guess believing in what you are doing is a good seller!



I am OBSESSED with Early years, theories education, but also love delivering Family Fun workshops and Arty Parties with the older children, it has reminded me so much of when I was a children’s holiday rep! I’ve had some amazing feedback which I am so proud of! I can’t believe that I am responsible for it!



It is all of my past jobs rolled into one and more importantly being able to do it and it not impact on my family is why I’m sat here typing this, so thank you The Creation Station for allowing me to do something that really is my passion.”



To find out more about Sarah’s fun and creative baby and toddler sessions visit The Creation Station Kent Chatham Maritime Facebook or The Creation Station website.



Do you have the same passion and motivation as Sarah and want to be there for your family?  Find out more about whether The Creation Station could be right for you by calling 01395 233022.





What people say

Excellent 4.8/5

6909 reviews on Trustpilot

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20th Oct

Creative fun had by all!

My youngest daughter loves her weekly session at The Creation Station! Splashsuits are provided to keep the little ones clean and the class is held in a COVID safe environment. Great, creative fun for children and parents to have together, we just wish the time didn't go so quickly!

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20th Oct

Fab a good night out

Fab I really enjoyed it we look forward to the next one

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20th Oct

Can’t wait to go again!

I went along to a baby creation station session. I’m not the most creative person but thought it would be fun for my baby. Had the best time and made some brilliant little keepsakes and the host Alexis was great and gave me so ideas, the cake and coffee was a bonus too! Booked in for the Xmas keepsakes session and can’t wait!! Thanks so much for a lovely morning

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20th Oct

Holiday Club

My two girls came to the Creation Station holiday club and absolutely LOVED it, wore their creations the whole evening and talked about their day none stop. Claire is incredible with the kids and we will not hesitate to book our girls on to more of her Holiday sessions! Thank you!

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20th Oct

Absolutely love taking my girls to…

Absolutely love taking my girls to these sessions, Jo is fantastic, and its a great place to meet other mums. Lovely keepsakes at the end of it!

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19th Oct

Have booked another session!

Professional, fun experience for both the babies and the adults! Guidelines re: COVID 19 were adhered to creating a safe environment for creativity!

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19th Oct

Amazing memories made

I attended the creation station in Winterbourne in October 2020 with my 10 week old boy. We had an amazing time! We were fully supported, it was great value for money and we have a gorgeous keepsake. All covid restrictions were followed.

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19th Oct

Really enjoyed the classes

Really enjoyed the classes, my 2 year old was losing interest at times so I think he needs something a bit more fast paced personally. I think these classes would be best suited to 3year+ or for children that are happy sitting down :)

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19th Oct

Tracy’s class was as brilliant as…

Tracy’s class was as brilliant as always! Everything has been well thought out and planned to make it covid safe but not compromised on any aspect of the class - my little boy loved it and I loved the finishing touches of having our own space to get stuck in the crafts Thank you ?

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19th Oct

Great sessions

The session was great fun, good value and we ended up with a really nice picture to take home. Thank you