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 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

Hi Liza, The course was excellent, I couldn't find one thing negative to say about it and I have to say the guy giving the course was very very good. It was that good I spent the evening telling my husband about all the things I learned. I found out about the course through reading about your website on the Independent supplement. I would...

- Fiona Henry - Harcourt St - firstaid course

"Hi Liza, course was excellent, I found it very practical, and the instructor engaging, friendly and informative. I'm very happy with what I learned and, please God, while confident I hope to never have to use it. I'll be recommending you. Rgds, Conor."

- Conor Waters - Greystones - 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

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

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

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

The course was excellent. John McCormac the presenter was also super. He had a lovely style and I really learnt a lot from him. In fact it is quite shocking how little I really knew about first aid before hand. It should be a mandatory course for all parents!

- Anna Scally - Harcourt St - firstaid course

I would definitely recommend the course! Kay was brilliant - her whole approach made everybody feel so relaxed and welcome - so important for first time mothers trying to cope with a screaming baby at her hands - the massage itself is a great way for baby to discover all the different body parts and to have cuddle time with mummy - also really...

- Anikka Stephan - Castleknock - babymassage 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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