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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

"Just to let you know that I enjoyed the first aid course. Trish was very informative yet entertaining and approachable. The day seemed to go by very quickly (which I hadn't anticipated at all!). I will definitely recommend the course."

- Clare Tunnicliffe - Malahide - firstaid course

"I really enjoyed the first aid course. The content was very comprehensive & the instructor was excellent. I liked the fact that the course included alot of practical demonstrations. Hopefully I won't ever have to use the skills learnt but I would definitely feel more confident in handling an emergency with my child should one arise. It was a...

- Anne Marie MacCormack - Harcourt St - firstaid course

My two toddlers LIVE for their Claphandies sessions - there's a mad rush to get dressed and out the door on the morning of their playlabs - no bribes needed to get a 'move-on' on those mornings! They love their class leader and the variety of the activities within each session ensures their attention never wanders. They especially enjoy...

- Orla O'Malley - Marino - Toddlers - playlab course

I would like to thank Claphandies and especially Aisling from the office who was so good in helping me with every detail of the preparations for my sons first birthday. Any concern raised she dealt very professionally and with a lot of patience (poor Aisling, you needed a lot with me lol). Also a big thanks to Sinead, our lovely playlab lady from...

- Renata Shaw - Ryan's 1st Birthday - Old Belvedere Rugby Club - playparty course

Liza was excellent and the children warmed to her immediately; she made them the real centre of the party and it meant the parents could relax a little bit more than usual. You could see how much the Birthday Girl enjoyed herself and how excited she was which just made it so worth it for us. Thanks so much!

- Jane McCluskey - Ava's 3rd Birthday Party - Home Party - playparty course

Just a short note to say I completed the First Aid Course in Cork on Sat and was really impressed with its content and its delivery. Helen covered each and every area comprehensively given the short time allowed - while it may be impossible to learn everything in those few hours I certainly left feeling well equipped to deal with the most basic...

- Joanne Murphy - Cork - firstaid course

Yes I did enjoy the course and thought it was really worthwhile to attend. The instructor was very good, made the course very practical and interesting. And yes I would recommend the course to friends.

- Marie-Josee - Harcourt St - firstaid course

Saoirse Beau has been attending classes since she was 4 months old, she is now 17 months. Claphandies has really given her confidence to interact with others. Saoirse really looks forward to going to class on a Friday, its her treat after a long hard week in creche. Its a safe environment where she can explore, learn, make a mess and have fun....

- Jodie McGriele - Terenure - Wobblers - playlab course

"Yes I really found the course worthwhile and have been recommending it to all my friends with kids! The instructor was excellent and I would certainly feel more confident in an emergency. Is there a section on the website to give feedback?"

- Jennifer Kelly - 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

ClapHandies Play Tips

Happy Play Tips for babies & toddlers

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Treasure Basket

Treasure basket play (also known as Heuristic Play) has been around for 60 years, it's probably something you do without knowing, and the general idea is to provide your baby or toddler with a collection of items made from natural materials (as in... [read more]

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