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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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0-3 years

ClapHandies Coffee Mornings are a great way to meet other parents in your local area. With events running across Dublin, Wicklow, Meath & Kildare this September, we hope you can join us for a cuppa and a yummy muffin. ClapHandies Play Sessions and Spot Prizes on the day.

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Customer Comments

What our customers say about us

I found the course very good. I feel more confident that I would be able to deal with an emergency, the instructor was very good. I liked that the instructor got us do carry out various emergency procedures a couple of times with the models until we were confident. He covered all questions and queries and was very helpful. I have recommend the...

- Breda O Sullivan - 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

I enjoyed the first aid course and did learn a lot of very good information. The instruction was very good and our instructor very passionate about the subjects covered. Thank you for running the course and I look forward to taking courses with Claphandies in the future.

- Lisa Ockochinski - Harcourt St - firstaid course

Some feedback on the course run by Trish at Malahide Rugby Club on Sat June 13th, I was very happy with the course & Trish is an excellent tutor - informative, relaxed & entertaining. I would recommend the course to others & I have just answered the qns you posed in your earlier email

- Susan Lohan - Malahide - 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

Both my husband and myself completed the course, on different days with different instructors. We both found it very useful and were talking about it on Saturday after he left the course. There were lots of very interesting information, most of them we only half knew so it was good to get some practise and also a refresher on what we already knew....

- Anne Weber - Malahide - firstaid course

Lara adores her play lab, she starts shrieking with excitement as soon as we drive in to the carpark! She thoroughly enjoys the songs and bubble time and the activities are fantastic as I can see her adapting her newly learnt skills at home. It is her second term and she is still as keen as her first day!!

- Kate Dowling - Terenure - Toddlers - playlab course

I really enjoyed the First aid course. I felt the instructor was great very approachable and knowledgeable. I feel I benefited greatly from it and would like to think that I could act confidently should an incident arise. I would definitely recommend it to friends. The content was just right for a day long course. Thanks for organizing it, it is...

- Audrey Duggan - 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

I attended the first aid course in Greystones last week and it was brilliant - I have recommended it to all my friends and family - so thank you.

- Amanda - Greystones - firstaid course

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