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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 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 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

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

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

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

Thank you for your mail regarding the First Aid Course. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and thought it very worthwhile. Our Instructor, Trisha, was fantastic. She is very professional and has a vast amount of experience and knowledge. I have already recommended the course to anyone I have spoken to since.

- Marcelle Gribbin - Malahide - 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

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

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

"Everyone that attended the course found it extremely beneficial. The mix of discussion and practical work kept it interesting. Fergus, our trainer was also excellent. I have since recomended your company to 2 groups of people and would not hesitate in doing so for anybody else. I feel much more confident now that I could handle an...

- Olivia McCarthy - Harcourt St - firstaid course

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