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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, I definitely found it very helpful and would recommend it. Can' t remember the lady who gave the course, but she was lovely, very approachable. I liked that you could ask questions any time.The class size was just right. I had no first aid experience at all so found the content perfect for me. Yes, I would fell more...

- Jenny King - Malahide - 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

My two toddlers LIVE for their Claphandies sessions - there's a mad rush to get dressed and out the door on the morning of their playlabs - no bribes needed to get a 'move-on' on those mornings! They love their class leader and the variety of the activities within each session ensures their attention never wanders. They especially enjoy...

- Orla O'Malley - Marino - Toddlers - playlab course

This is what Aoibheann aged 3 says about Clap Handies: 'My favourite part is the songs, I like when the dishes are in the Surprise House too. I love when I get there and see all my friends. Ciara does the teaching she's great, when I get there she has all the mats to sit on, and my other favourite thing is when she puts the music on and we make...

- Ciara Clancy - Marino - Toddlers - playlab course

The course was very comprehensive. It was very well managed and Trish was excellent, I also thought getting to practice the CPR was invaluable. I would Definitely recommend it.

- Carolyn and Leigh Dolan - Malahide - firstaid course

Overall I thought the course was excellently presented with great material. I was Very satisfied with the content. Material was extremely informative. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in first aid especially soon-to-be or new parents.

- Sean Carroll - Harcourt Street - firstaid course

Keeva's party was a great success on Sunday. The venue was perfect for our large group of kids and adults and Sinead and her helper were terrific!! We all had a wonderful day!

- Anita Bermingham - Keeva's 1st Birthday Party - Malahide Rugby Club - playparty course

I would like to thank Claphandies and especially Aisling from the office who was so good in helping me with every detail of the preparations for my sons first birthday. Any concern raised she dealt very professionally and with a lot of patience (poor Aisling, you needed a lot with me lol). Also a big thanks to Sinead, our lovely playlab lady from...

- Renata Shaw - Ryan's 1st Birthday - Old Belvedere Rugby Club - playparty 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

Thank you for your mail regarding the First Aid Course. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and thought it very worthwhile. Our Instructor, Trisha, was fantastic. She is very professional and has a vast amount of experience and knowledge. I have already recommended the course to anyone I have spoken to since.

- Marcelle Gribbin - Malahide - firstaid course

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