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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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Customer Comments

What our customers say about us

I found the course to be very beneficial. Alice in particular had a great teaching manner and used lots of examples which helped to demonstrate what she was talking about.

- John & Marie Reilly - Harcourt St - firstaid course

I really enjoyed the course and found it very very worthwhile. The instructor in particular was very informative and personable and made the day very interesting. The practice hands on sessions were particularly useful. I have since recommended the course to others. In fact I think this course should be compulsory to all new parents.Great course

- Aoife O'Shea - Harcourt St - firstaid course

I found the course very good. I feel more confident that I would be able to deal with an emergency, the instructor was very good. I liked that the instructor got us do carry out various emergency procedures a couple of times with the models until we were confident. He covered all questions and queries and was very helpful. I have recommend the...

- Breda O Sullivan - Malahide - firstaid course

The course was absolutely fantastic. The content was everything literally that I could have hoped, very comprehensive. Caron was excellent as she incorporated questions and experiences throughout the day. I was amazed how well she managed everything as often at the end of a 1 day course there'll be a bit that gets skipped over and you might be so...

- Kathryn - Harcourt St - firstaid course

Really wanted to say a big thank you. If you could please pass on a massive thank you too Louise , she really made the day. All the babies and toddlers loved her and the parents. Sure got a load of great comments from the parents and the loved the fact the kids went for two hour marathon sleeps afterwards cause they were all so wrecked.

- Veronica Ruddy - Charlie's 1st Birthday Party - Park Community Hall Ballycragh - playparty course

I actually completed a pediatric first aid course two years ago however, I found the course on saturday focused much more on children. I was never previously taught about infantile convulsions or the recovery position for infants and i found this particuarly interesting. I would definitely recommend this course, it was definitely worth completing.

- Annette Sohor - Harcourt St - firstaid course

Thanks to claphandies amys 3 year old birthday party went perfectly. Amy was totally engrossed in All the lovely activities and thanks again to liza for helping it all go flawlessly would highly recommend it

- Margaret Ryan - Amys 3rd Birthday - Home Party - playparty course

Lara adores her play lab, she starts shrieking with excitement as soon as we drive in to the carpark! She thoroughly enjoys the songs and bubble time and the activities are fantastic as I can see her adapting her newly learnt skills at home. It is her second term and she is still as keen as her first day!!

- Kate Dowling - Terenure - Toddlers - playlab course

We are ever so happy we placed the entertainment of Jan's 2nd birthday party in the safe hands of ClapHandies. Liza Crotty was amazing in holding all 15 children's attention and getting them engaged. She managed the children beautifully while executing a programme that was well thought of and also bespoke (she had spoken to me earlier on Jan's...

- Shamala Hinrichsen - Jan's 2nd Birthday Party - Home Party - playparty course

I enjoyed the first aid course and did learn a lot of very good information. The instruction was very good and our instructor very passionate about the subjects covered. Thank you for running the course and I look forward to taking courses with Claphandies in the future.

- Lisa Ockochinski - Harcourt St - firstaid course

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