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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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1-8 years

Celebrate your child's special day with a range of age appropriate parties, from your baby's first birthday party full of puppets, song and story-time through to your 8 year old’s sport or crafty parties. 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

I joined claphandies so my daughter could interact with other babies and I would meet some new people (I am not from Dublin and I don't have any family up here). What we both get from it is great. Just talking to other parents about different situations knowing you are not on your own getting advice or a comforting ear from other mums and Aisha....

- Claire Nash - Cabinteely - Babies - playlab course

"Just to let you know that I enjoyed the first aid course. Trish was very informative yet entertaining and approachable. The day seemed to go by very quickly (which I hadn't anticipated at all!). I will definitely recommend the course."

- Clare Tunnicliffe - Malahide - firstaid 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

Yes it was a lovely party! A couple of parents have already asked for your your details as their kids really enjoyed it. Rosa was a bit quiet on the day but has since said: " it was the best party ever." Thank you to Liza for a great day!

- Irene Lewis - Rosa's 6th Birthday Party - War Memorial Hall Terenure - playparty course

I was very happy with the course content. It was all very relevant. The instructor was very good. He made things easy to understand. He was very interactive with the class and brought a bit of humour to the day, which was good. It was well worthwhile.I am recommending to any parents I know.

- Stephanie More - Greystones - 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

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, the course went really well, the instructor Patricia was extremely competent and approachable. Everybody on the course was happy with the course content and preferred doing the course in my house, among friends. I will certainly recommend your company to my friends if needed in the future, Caroline

- Caroline Filgate - Private Course - firstaid 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 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

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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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