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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 can only say that all the boys had a wonderful day at James birthday. Liza was amazing and we are all saying how calm she was managing 25 x 7 year old boys, and so kind to a few siblings and neighbours also ! How she got those boys to do what she did with all the chaos was unbelievable. Well done Liza and a million thanks for making James party...

- Fionnuala Brophy - James 7th Birthday Party - Home Party - playparty course

Thanks so much for everything. Girls had a lovely party and everything was very age appropriate - I'll certainly recommend you to friends, Thanks again

- Laura Kenny - Aisling and Caitlin's 2nd Birthday P - War Memorial Hall Terenure - 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

I recently had Liza out for a party in our house for my 1 yr old daughters birthday. We had lots of babies and toddlers and some older kids too. Everybody had a brilliant time including the adults. I found it was a great focus for the party and helped break the ice with some people who had not met before. Liza was brilliant at including all the...

- Treise Murphy - Willow's 1st Birthday Party - Home Party - playparty 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

We celebrated my daughter's 1st birthday with Claphandies last Saturday in Sandymount YMCA venue and we couldn't make a better choice. Liza and team were great, everything was perfectly organized and on time and I didn't have anything to worry about. I also want to thank them for being very flexible as I had to change the date with a very short...

- Katia Gugalova - Stella's 1st Birthday Party - Sandymount YMCA - playparty 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 think claphandies is a great social outlet both for the babies and parents alike. My little girl loves Mr. Badger and gets so excited when she sees him each week. She also loves the rhymes and songs.When she gets upset I say one of the rhymes and she instantly stops.

- Margaret O'Donoghue - Dundrum, Cabinteely - Babies - playlab course

Hi Liza, I just wanted to drop you a quick email regarding the massage course I attended in Rathfarnham recently (finished up last Friday). I just wanted to say that the massage tutor, Julie, was absolutely fantastic. I have attended a couple of courses pre- and post natal, & Julie's classes really stood out as being the most enjoyable &...

- Pauline Forsyth - Terenure - babymassage course

My husband and I found the course very good. The instructor was excellent - very knowledgeable and held our attention well. The course length was good, enough time to cover the basics without getting tedious. We came away from the course feeling much more confident on what we would need to do if there was an emergency.We would definitely...

- Kathy Morrissey - Harcourt St - firstaid course

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