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0-3 years

Fun, creative weekly classes for babies, wobblers & toddlers with parents / minders. The PlayLabs offer a wonderful start in social play, with activities such as rhyme time, music, movement and age appropriate educational and fun activities.

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From 6 weeks

A wonderful experience shared between you and your baby. Benefits include relaxation, relief, stimulation, bonding and communication for parents and caregivers. It's also a great a great way to spend quality time with your baby and to meet new mums. 6 weeks to 9 months. 4 week course.

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Essential training

Essential training for parents and carers of babies & young children. First Aid courses covering all essential life saving skills, choking, CPR, drowning, head injuries etc. Half and full day courses held on Saturdays, private courses in your own home also available

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1-5 years

Celebrate your child's special day with a range of age appropriate parties, from your baby's first birthday party through to your pre-schoolers party. PlayParties can be held in your own home or in one of our many venues.

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What our customers say about us

I really enjoyed the course thanks. I found it to be a very good overview of first aid and was delighted it included adult CPR etc as well as just paediatric matters. There was a lot to take in in a day but reading the informative booklet afterwards helped it sink in. Siobhan was great- a lovely woman. The personal anecdotes really helped liven up...

- Elaine Hastings - Harcourt St - firstaid course

We had a play party for our 4 year daughter and it was a great success - Liza effortlessly and unobtrusively kept 20 girls and boys entertained with games, activities and music and turned our garden into a riot of colour and fun. It was a great way to keep the party at home and I would certainly do it again.

- Neasa Bird - Abigail's 4th Birthday Party - Home Party - playparty course

Keeva's party was a great success on Sunday. The venue was perfect for our large group of kids and adults and Sinead and her helper were terrific!! We all had a wonderful day!

- Anita Bermingham - Keeva's 1st Birthday Party - Malahide Rugby Club - playparty course

Hi Liza - my nanny Nadia actually went on the course and found all of it excellent and very practical and would definitely recommend it. She thought the instructor was excellent.

- Jocelyn Emerson - Harcourt St - firstaid course

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found it really beneficial. I did a first aid course about 12 years ago for work but couldnt remember any of the content and now that I have a baby, I felt that I really needed to know what to do if a situation arose. The course instructor was very nice and made the course very enjoyable. The structure of...

- Caroline McPartlin - Malahide - firstaid course

I had Claphandies come and do my sons 4th Birthday on Sunday and it was the best fun. Liza is so engaging and fun and all of the children had a wonderful time. She had loads of activities planned which the children all loved. I would recommend Claphandies for birthday parties for all children and would definitely book them again! Kate

- Kate O'Brien - Nathan's 4th Birthday Party - Home Party - playparty course

We love the different props used every week and the very simple but effective activities with these. I also like the themed discussions and interaction with other mammies. The tutors are really enthusiastic and make sure that every infant is included and engaged.

- Orla Donoghue - Marino - Wobblers - playlab course

Thank you so much to ClapHandies for a wonderful party. Liza hosted my daughter's 5th birthday party in their Raheny venue last weekend. The children had an amazing time. The party was action packed and they were constantly engaged with activities ranging from traditional pass the parcel to bean bag balance games. Liza oozes energy and her...

- Adele Guiney - Nicole's 5th Birthday Party - All Saints Hall Raheny - playparty course

Liza, The course was great....and Caron McMahon was fantastic. The content, pace, examples used, size of class etc. were perfect. Thanks again, Deirdre

- Deirdre Hoey - Harcourt St - firstaid course

I thought the course was great. As a new Mum, I had zero knowledge of what to do in an emergency and wanted to feel pretty confident ifsomething went wrong. We had Carron mcMahon giving the course and found her to be excellent. She was very knowlegable and relaxed and made the day very interesting - as did the practical aspect. This made it make...

- Rhona Crowley - Harcourt St - firstaid course

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