Our teachers

The BabyPlaygoup is very proud of the high standards we set for our Program Facilitators.  ALL of our instructors have prior years of work experience in early education, child development, and/or like fields. We are proud to say that our instructors do not follow a script, and are vested and dedicated to advancing your learning as parents, in becoming your child’s first and most effective teacher!


founders

Brandi Jordan, MSW, IBCLC For the past decade, Brandi has been helping new families grow, adjust, and find balance. Brandi is a Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Pediatric Sleep Specialist, Newborn Care Specialist and a Certified Postpartum Doula. She holds a BA in Child Development and a Master's of Social Work from USC.  In 2009, she opened The Cradle Company Parenting Center and Boutique, a Los Angeles resource center for parents. Brandi's work as a consultant, group leader, and in-home practitioner has lead her to to develop a unique philosophy of parenting, fondly named Practical Parenting™, a pragmatic, practical and healthy approach for the "whole" family.

Hannah Halliwell, CLEC, ICCE has worked supporting mothers and babies as an advocate, educator, and friend in Mexico, Ghana, Guatemala and here in the US for over ten years. After the birth of her first son, Hannah trained as a birth doula, studied childbirth education under the amazing Julie Freitas, and became a Certified Lactation Educator/Counselor (CLEC) with Gini Baker at UCSD. While supporting mothers and their partners in childbirth, Hannah also ran a small nonprofit organization which provided assistance to orphanages in Mexico. Hannah went on to work in the cardiac ICU at Cedars-Sinai. Above all, Hannah is the proud mother of four incredible children.


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