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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

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

Thank you, everything went great and the girls really enjoyed it.

- Karen Purcell - Kate's 7th Birthday Party - War Memorial Hall Terenure - playparty 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

Hi Liza - my nanny Nadia actually went on the course and found all of it excellent and very practical and would definitely recommend it. She thought the instructor was excellent.

- Jocelyn Emerson - 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 - Nathans 4th Birthday Party - Home Party - 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

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

Thank you so much to ClapHandies for a wonderful party. Liza hosted my daughter's 5th birthday party in their Raheny venue last weekend. The children had an amazing time. The party was action packed and they were constantly engaged with activities ranging from traditional pass the parcel to bean bag balance games. Liza oozes energy and her...

- Adele Guiney - Nicole's 5th Birthday Party - All Saints Hall Raheny - playparty course

"I was very happy with course content...... covered everything. Patricia, the instructor was terrific ! It was so interesting and I was disappointed when it finally came to an end as I was so engrossed. It was definitely worthwhile and I am so much more confident in administering First Aid to the children. I would recomment you highly to...

- June Woods - Malahide - 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

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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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