Our Philosophy

Planet Nanny is a Portland, Oregon based Nanny Placement Agency serving all of Oregon. We are a community of caregivers, serving families and supporting our fellow caregivers.


We believe in the equality of everyone. Planet Nanny proudly serves all sorts of families (single dads and moms, grand-parents, two moms, two dads, foster parents, aunts and uncles…and the list goes on). We will work for them and love all of their children. 

We believe in fostering a stable, safe and loving home environment, where the parents and nanny are on a united front and work as a team.  

We believe in treating everyone equal regardless of religion, sexual orientation, race, ability (and preferred ice cream flavor).


We believe in supporting caregivers by advocating for them as professionals.

We believe that all caregivers that work under the Planet Nanny umbrella should exemplify these qualities when working with families and in the community.

The Women Behind Planet Nanny

Kate Martin

Co-Founder/ Arts and Crafts Director

Kate has been working with children for more than 16 years. As a teenager she worked date night jobs around the block from her long island childhood home. In high school she was a camp counselor at a girl scout camp that she went to for nine years growing up. She worked in the afternoons as an after-school nanny when she was getting her bachelor degree from University of Colorado at Boulder. After graduating Kate moved abroad to South Korea and taught English to children aged 5-15. After a couple of years of traveling Kate returned to Boulder, Colorado. Working with families in the area, she continued to grow her experience. Life led her back to Central Oregon where she discovered a passions for connecting exceptional families and nannies. She enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle in Vancouver, Washington where she lives with her husband and animals.

Lexi Cook

Co-Founder/ Storyteller

Lexi found her passion for working with children early on and has been caring for them for 12 years. As a teenager, younger neighborhood kids flocked to her and she found herself busy afternoons, evenings, and weekends. When she wasn't working with kids she spent much of her time caring for her ill mother and expanding her medical knowledge. She was home schooled through high school and focused on writing, winning many local and state competitions. Lexi has been a full time nanny for over 9 years, managing households and traveling extensively for business and pleasure. Having grown up in Central Oregon she is happy to now find herself in the Portland area and enjoys attending local events and shows. Running and maintaining a busy Nanny meetup and support group in Portland is one of her passions. She is a strong nannies rights advocate and currently resides in Lake Oswego, Oregon with her husband and pets.

Lexi and Kate became friends as most nannies do, while watching their nanny-children have a fabulous time playing at a indoor playground. As their personal friendship grew so did their professional lives. They both realized that being a nanny is an intricate part of the family dynamic and that here in Oregon, there was a lack of help in finding the perfect person for each individual family. Being on a united front with a child’s parents is so important to a nannies professional well being, and not every nanny is perfect for every family. That's where Planet Nanny comes in. We take the time to find out what each family is looking for, what type of lifestyle you have, and what you are looking for in a caregiver for your little ones. We want to help you build a lasting relationship.

Contact us and see how we can help connect you.

Portland, Oregon 97212

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