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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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1-3 years

Celebrate your child's special day with a range of age appropriate parties, from your baby's first birthday party through to your Toddlers 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

Claphandies hosted Charlie's 4th birthday party in the Memorial hall in Terenure. What a great venue for the children. Liza had as much energy and enthusiasm as the children with plenty of classic party games such as pass the parcel, musical chairs, pin the tail. They were well entertained and all had a fantastic time. Charlie loved it as did his...

- Jenny Walsh - Charlie's 4th 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

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

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

"I attended the course last Saturday & I was very impressed, I Definitely found it helpful. In particular I felt coming away that I understood the concepts & methods; I did a 3-day occupational some years ago & was more confused coming away from that. Instructor was excellent & good mix of content/practical/sample-stories & taking questions. ...

- Oliver Farrell - Harcourt St - firstaid course

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

This was a very good crash course on what to do in an emergency. I feel more confident minding my 4 mth old after attending the course.

- Ciara Dodd - Carmelite Centre - firstaid 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

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

Just a short note to say I completed the First Aid Course in Cork on Sat and was really impressed with its content and its delivery. Helen covered each and every area comprehensively given the short time allowed - while it may be impossible to learn everything in those few hours I certainly left feeling well equipped to deal with the most basic...

- Joanne Murphy - Cork - firstaid course

ClapHandies Play Tips

Happy Play Tips for babies & toddlers

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Rattle Cans

Here is an opportunity to utilize your current (probably large!) stock of formula tins as toys for your baby. Using an empty formula tin, put in a handful of marbles, acorns, pebbles, or small stones, anything can be used that will make... [read more]

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