Hi & Welcome! I’m Olivia (but everyone calls me Liv)!
I am a Career Nanny from Sydney, Australia! I have been incredibly blessed to have found a career where I can combine my love for children with my knack for creativity.
Being a nanny was never my intended career choice. After completing a degree in early childhood education, this is the path I found myself on… 5 years on, I wouldn’t have it any other way! In my opinion, it is the most wonderful job on earth!
The 2 most common questions I get when people find out I’m a nanny –
Does it put you off having your own kids?
Absolutely not – if anything, it has made me want my own even more! Hopefully, all this practice will better prepare for when that time comes. I was born to be a mummy.
What do you DO all day?!
Including but not limited to – fostering development through planned & impromptu art’s, crafts & activities (obviously!), then there’s trips to the park, playgroups, playdates, library, shops, beach, zoo, aquarium, swimming lessons & school. We read books, bake, make cubby houses, build block towers, knock over block towers, rebuild block towers, have teddy bear picnics & of course perform regular renditions to Frozen & The Wiggles!
Six days a week, 50 weeks a year I devote my time to planning, educating & making lots of memories with the Crafty LIVing Kids!
Who are the Crafty LIVing Kids? At present, I work Full-time with 4 children aged 1, 2, 3 & 4. You’ll see me refer to them as Mr1, Miss2, Mr3 & Mr4.
About A Crafty LIVing
In March 2015 I decided to start sharing an insight into my ‘Nanny Life’ on my Instagram page – the arts, the craft, the activities & the general fun I get paid to have! (Best ‘job’ EVER!) This is where A Crafty LIVing was born.
So if you’re needing a bit of crafty inspiration or you’re looking for simple skill-building activities to keep your little ones busy, you’ve come to the right place! Through this site, I hope to encourage & inspire you to get creative! You don’t need to have a crafty bone in your body to do the arts, crafts & activities – they’re simple, creative & full of learning opportunities.
Thanks for stopping by & I hope you’re inspired to live crafty like the Crafty LIVing Kids!