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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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Customer Comments

What our customers say about us

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

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

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

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

I was looking for something to do with my daughter, Emma on my day off from work. I was looking for something that we could interact with eachother instead of just bringing her to the playground or for a walk. So I started looking around and I googled items to do and clap handies came up. Emma and I both really enjoy the class as we are both...

- Leonie Mahon - Glasnevin - Wobblers - playlab course

Thank you so much to ClapHandies for a wonderful party. Liza hosted my daughter's 5th birthday party in their Raheny venue last weekend. The children had an amazing time. The party was action packed and they were constantly engaged with activities ranging from traditional pass the parcel to bean bag balance games. Liza oozes energy and her...

- Adele Guiney - Nicole's 5th Birthday Party - All Saints Hall Raheny - playparty course

"I found the first aid course to be really worthwhile and I'm glad I took the time to do it. The instruction was excellent! I forget the instructor's name but he had a great sense of humour that kept things lighthearted. I feel much more confident that I could handle a emergeny situation with Mr. Baby now. Hopefully it will never need to be put in...

- Tana Kaplan Gray - Harcourt St - firstaid 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

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

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