Upcoming Trainings:

If you are interested in training with us please send us an email (contact@thecradlecompany.com) with your name and telephone number and we will get right back to you!

Pasadena, CA - The Cradle Company

Upcoming Course Dates:

April 8 - April 9, 2018



Hybrid/Virtual Course 

Upcoming Course Dates:

April 9 - April 30, 2018

May 14 - June 4, 2018

June 18 - July 9, 2018

August 6 - August 27, 2018


What is a Newborn Care Specialist?

A Newborn Care Specialist (also known as a "Baby Nurse") is someone who specializes in newborn care. Newborn Care Specialists assist parents in their home the first few weeks or months of baby's life with parent education, feeding/breastfeeding, basic baby care, and light baby-related housekeeping. It is important to note that a Newborn Care Specialist is not a Nanny and requires special training and education specific to the profession.

What will I learn in this training? 

All our trainings are taught by Brandi Jordan, MSW, IBCLC and Hannah Halliwell, CLEC.  Brandi holds a BA in Early Childhood Development, a Masters Degree in Social Work and over a decade of experience working with newborns. Additionally, she is a Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Certified Gentle Sleep Coach. Hannah brings with her a decade of experience attending women in birth and assisting new mothers in breastfeeding as a lactation educator/counselor. She is also currently pursuing a degree in Social Work. Brandi and Hannah’s background and experience make The Cradle Company's NCS training far superior to many trainings out there. In addition to learning the basics of newborn care, you will learn about child development, supporting mom through what can be a difficult postpartum period, how to support a healthy infant sleep schedule, how to offer breastfeeding support, business tools, and much much more.  

What is a Hybrid Course? 

There are many great “online” trainings out there, but we don’t feel comfortable sending people into the field having only watched videos. We know you have questions, and we want to answer them and help you to create a support network in this amazing field.  Each NCS Course begins on Mondays and your first Q&A with your instructors will take place that following Sunday. You'll have 2 LIVE hours to discuss what you’ve learned in the previous week, and to get additional coaching from experts in the field.  The following Monday you will receive your next module of coursework, and again will have time to discuss what you have learned and obtain additional training live with your instructor.  Your final week will be all about professional development. We want to ensure that you are ready to market yourself and be ready to interview with prospective clients.  Your final LIVE coaching session will take place that Sunday, where you will get coaching on starting your new career.  Let's get started!  Feel free to call or email with any additional questions.

What will I be able to to do with my certificate of completion? 

Work! Upon completion, our certificate holders will be fully prepared to start a very rewarding career as Newborn Care Specialists. 

What is the cost of the training?

Regular Pricing for the hybrid training is $495/person. Regular Pricing for the in-person training is $595/person. Early Bird Price is $500/person (applies to in-person course only).

$595 is a lot of money... Is it worth it?

In short, yes! This small investment is a fraction of what you will be earning in a growing and very rewarding field. And remember, when you train with The Cradle Company, you are not alone on this journey. We will empower you with the tools and skills you need to get out there and be successful! 

Please note: Newborn Care Specialist trainings are meant to enhance an individual's knowledge and desire to work with moms and babies in this very special time of life. It is highly recommended that individuals seeking to obtain a certificate as a Newborn Care Specialist have a background in working with children and babies. The Cradle Company, LLC and its employees do not guarantee employment with The Cradle Company or private consumers. In order to receive a certificate of completion, students must attend the entire training. If a student is unable to attend a portion of the training, The Cradle Company, LLC is not obligated to provide reimbursement or additional training hours.

The Cradle Company does not offer refunds for Newborn Care Specialist Trainings. If you are unable to attend your training as scheduled you have the option of attending a future training, should there be space available. In order to reschedule your training dates, you must make arrangements at least 2 weeks in advance of the original training date or The Cradle Company is not obligated to offer you a space in a future training. 

Have more questions? please email contact@thecradlecompany.com