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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

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

The course was very comprehensive. It was very well managed and Trish was excellent, I also thought getting to practice the CPR was invaluable. I would Definitely recommend it.

- Carolyn and Leigh Dolan - Malahide - firstaid course

The course was absolutely fantastic. The content was everything literally that I could have hoped, very comprehensive. Caron was excellent as she incorporated questions and experiences throughout the day. I was amazed how well she managed everything as often at the end of a 1 day course there'll be a bit that gets skipped over and you might be so...

- Kathryn - Harcourt St - firstaid course

I attended with 5 of my female friends, all mums to young babies/children.  We hope to send our husbands on similar course!  I have recommended it to a number of people in work and one couple have signed up for a course with Claphandies in July. The instructor was excellent ? made the subject very real through his examples and stories ? much more...

- Caoimhe Giblin - Carmelite Centre - 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

Thank you for organizing the pediatric first aid course. Overall I enjoyed it and feel I've certainly learned from it. The location was great- easy to get to and good parking. There were about 8 in our group which was a nice number as people were able to get involved comfortably and there was time to practice techniques

- Brenda Boylan - Kilkenny - firstaid 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

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

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

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

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