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 though the course was great, I attended as I have 3 children under 5-years, and I know feel so much more confident that should a situation arrive where I need to deal with a medical emergency Iíd have some idea what to do. I believe I would be much more effective now than before taking the course. I would definitly recomend (I already have done...

- Tracey Daly - Malahide - 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

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

"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

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

We both found the course very informative and it was delivered very well by the trainer John McCormack. He had an easy style and explained everything clearly and gave plenty of time for practical learning. I would recommend the course to others as it is very worthwhile.

- Emma Balmaine - Greystones - firstaid course

Thanks to Lisa for making Sam's recent 5th birthday such a success. The kids were kept thoroughly entertained for the whole hour which left me free to get on with other birthday matters. The kids had a ball and the whole atmosphere was one of FUN, rather than SSTTRREESSSS!!!!!! Nobody was roaming around, everyone was included despite a range of...

- Sarah Hare - Sam's 5th Birthday Party - Home Party - playparty course

Claphandies hosted Charlie's 4th birthday party in the Memorial hall in Terenure. What a great venue for the children. Liza had as much energy and enthusiasm as the children with plenty of classic party games such as pass the parcel, musical chairs, pin the tail. They were well entertained and all had a fantastic time. Charlie loved it as did his...

- Jenny Walsh - Charlie's 4th Birthday Party - War Memorial Hall Terenure - playparty course

Hi Liza, I found the First Aid course very useful and definitely feel more confident to deal with an emergency. The instruction was excellent!

- Madeleine Lavin - Harcourt St - firstaid 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

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