A company that runs art and craft classes for babies and toddlers is celebrating its 1st anniversary with a party tomorrow.
The Creation Station, based in Fareham, is holding a party session from 10am–midday at Portchester Parish Hall for children from 18 months to 11 years old.
Each child will decorate a party bag and make a party crown, before creating a variety of crafts to take home.
And in true birthday style, there will also be cake.
Founder Louise Richardson decided to give up her career after 10 years of primary school teaching and become a work-from-home mum.
She then invested in The Creation Station franchise and started building the business.
She said: ‘One year ago, The Creation Station did not exist. The first year has been a rollercoaster, with many ups but a few downs too. I feel proud that I am now running successful baby and toddler art and craft classes, as well as three after-school clubs – one of which at Tesco Fareham raises money for the charity CF Kids, a cause close to my heart because my eldest son, Ben, who is four years old, has Cystic Fibrosis.
‘I also run holiday and weekend classes, as well as offering party entertainment and craft activities for events.
‘The last 12 months have been a lot of hard work, but what makes it all worthwhile is seeing the little ones using their imagination, creating in their own way and having fun.
‘Some of the children have been attending classes for a year now, and it’s amazing to see how they have changed and grown in confidence.
‘I have also had some wonderful feedback from parents.
‘I am looking forward to another exciting year, and would like to thank everyone who has supported me so far and made the first year such fun!’
To find out about events, go to The Creation Station Hampshire Facebook page or go to thecreationstation.co.uk. Contact Louise on 01329 339492 or firstname.lastname@example.org.