Mary started Brilliant Babies in 2005 before she had her own children but when she saw a need for short-term "play care" in Menlo Park. With 2,000 square feet of state of the art space in Menlo Park, Brilliant Babies was designed to be a place where parents could drop off their kids for a few hours in a fun, safe and learning based environment, while they were able to get some quiet time to themselves during the day. Brilliant Babies offered engaging activities, well-trained staff and numerous classes to keep little ones occupied and having fun! Brilliant Babies closed it's Menlo Park location in 2011 when it moved operations to PLAY in Los Altos.