Claire has taught at numerous dance and theatre schools across the East Midlands as well as working as a dancer and choreographer before having her daughters. “I launched in September 2011 when my daughter Holly was six and Freya had just turned one! It was difficult in the early days and involved lots of late nights and grabbing bits of time as and when I could. My business has grown as my girls have so now my youngest is at nursery I have two full days in the office. The rest is still a bit of a juggling act but can easily be fitted in around my children. When both children are at school full time, I will be able to structure my week even better and hopefully limit the late night working sessions! Not that I am wishing the time away, the early years are so precious and running my Razzamataz School has allowed me to combine being a mummy and running a business. The best aspect of being my own boss is flexibility. Although having structure is important the majority of the work can be done at anytime. If things don’t go according to plan (as all of us with children know happens!) I can always be there for them. If they are poorly or something special is happening at school, I can be there – without having a boss to answer to! With Razzamataz only being open during term time this also allows me to spend school holidays with my children. Not only having quality time with them but also avoiding extra childcare costs. Although don’t get me wrong -there is often work to be done during the holidays too, to ensure the success of the following term. That’s when my juggling skills come back into play! But I really wouldn’t have it any other way. When I look at other mums at the school gates, dashing to and from work, I realise how lucky I am. I do something I absolutely love which fits around my main job ‘being mum!’ Working from home benefits family life with the small things too. Being able to hang the washing out and prepare the evening meal are very simple things which can become much more stressful when you’re away from home all day.”
Could this be you?
Razzamataz Theatre Schools is a franchise business which gives franchisees the opportunity to run their own part-time performing arts schools but within a time structure that suits them, making it ideal for mums who want to be able to balance a rewarding career with looking after their children.
Razzamataz has many proven systems, procedures and operating documents for our franchisees that have proved to work time and again. From press releases that you can send to your local newspapers to advertising and marketing plans, Razzamataz will help you every step of the way, making the business ideal for those who have been out of the work place for a while bringing up children.
If you want to combine your love of the performing arts with the demands of a busy family life, make an appointment to come along to a regular but informal Discovery Den days in London, Glasgow or Sheffield to find out more about this exciting and flexible business opportunity. To book a place on one of our Discovery Dens, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to find out exact dates and locations and reserve your time slot. Alternatively call 01228 550129 or visit www.razzamataztheatreschools.co.uk for more info.