A Brilliant Nanny


A Brilliant Nanny is focused on providing families in the Portland metro and neighboring suburbs with remarkable childcare. Our clients are working professionals and busy homemakers who value personalized attention for themselves and their children.

We represent only the most professional, experienced, and compassionate nannies. We acquire a deep understanding of their strengths, their work styles and their personalities.

We offer permanent, temporary and summer placement.

If you are interested in learning more about our services, simply send us a message here.

Danielle Aikin, Owner

Danielle Aikin founded A Brilliant Nanny in early 2006. She grew up in Reno, Nevada where she worked as a babysitter through high school. From there she went on to Emory University in Atlanta, GA for college. She received a BBA in Marketing and Management at the Goizueta School of Business while continuing to nanny for several families near campus. She brings her passion for working with nannies and families as well as her expertise in household employment to her clients. She lives in SE Portland with her husband and son. Like her clients, she juggles work and childcare and the schedule of a busy household. She understands the beauty and challenge of parenthood and recognizes the uniqueness of each remarkable family. 


Hannah Jandreau, Recruitment Coordinator

Hannah Jandreau started working at A Brilliant Nanny as the recruitment coordinator in October 2015. She grew up in Rhode Island where she started working as a babysitter in middle school and from there she continued to work as a nanny and household manager while completing her BA in Art History from the University of Rhode Island. Wanting a change of pace, she decided to move to Portland in 2014 and hasn’t looked back. She brings her years of experience working with families as a nanny and household manager to the agency where she expertly recruits and vets professional nannies. In her spare time, she and her husband are outside as much as possible – hiking and exploring all the Pacific Northwest has to offer.