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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

Thank you for organizing the pediatric first aid course. Overall I enjoyed it and feel I've certainly learned from it. The location was great- easy to get to and good parking. There were about 8 in our group which was a nice number as people were able to get involved comfortably and there was time to practice techniques

- Brenda Boylan - Kilkenny - firstaid course

I am an expecting mother and one of the worries I had was a young child choking, I found the course very useful and helpful. It was excellent. Thank you

- Annette Raffery - Harcourt St - firstaid 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

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

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

Yes I did enjoy the course and thought it was really worthwhile to attend. The instructor was very good, made the course very practical and interesting. And yes I would recommend the course to friends.

- Marie-Josee - Harcourt St - firstaid course

I found the course really interesting and practical and it met my objectives in the timeframe given. I thought the tutor was very good. Her knowlegde and instruction were excellent.

- Catherine Coleman - 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

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

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

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