Vanessa Whitehouse is passionate about making a difference in children's lives. As an experienced primary school teacher with a young family, she really wanted to find the flexibility in her life that would allow her to spend more time with her boys and continue to do the work that she loves. She now runs award-winning, fun, creative art and craft classes, after-school clubs, parties and events for all ages in the Darlington area.
Vanessa is most definitely THE person to speak to for keeping your little ones creative and entertained!
We asked Vanessa 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 wanted more time with my family and less pressure from my work life. I wanted to be able to do the school runs myself and live without the guilt of missing the special times with my boys."
What attracted you to The Creation Station?
"It was the chance to work with children and their families doing all of the things I love the most about teaching. Being part of Creation Station means that I can work with people of all ages developing their creativity and confidence in themselves."
Describe your highlights so far...
"Seeing the babies and children so excited by what I bring out each week. I love getting to know lots of new people in my area. I even get to have some 'me' time whilst at work by also joining in during my 'Creative Crafters' adult crafting workshops in Darlington."
Don't just take our word for it, look what parents say about Vanessa & her classes...
How do you feel about the future?
"So excited! I feel more free - and love that I am able to move my business in the direction that I want to. I am really looking forward to running lots of fantastic craft workshops and events in Darlington this year!"
If you'd love to come along to one of Vanessa's awesome classes or you are looking for some event entertainment or a fun birthday party entertainer in Darlington, you can find out more at The Creation Station Darlington.
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