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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

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Lee
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10th Jul

Great session

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

Catherine
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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!

Rachel
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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.

Janis
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9th Jul

Very relaxing

Very relaxing. Just what I needed. Thanx to Lisa

Nicola
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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.

Kerrie
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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.

Danielle
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8th Jul

Tiny treasures

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

Lucy
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8th Jul

Really enjoyed this class

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

Jane
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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.

Sophie
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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