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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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What our customers say about us

"Yes I really found the course worthwhile and have been recommending it to all my friends with kids! The instructor was excellent and I would certainly feel more confident in an emergency. Is there a section on the website to give feedback?"

- Jennifer Kelly - Harcourt St - firstaid course

For my 4 year old boys birthday I wanted something that I could invite his new friends at creche, something that would keep them all amused and make it a really special day. Claphandies did not disappoint, unlike some other entertainers I have used before they made sure very single child was included youngest to oldest, ensured everybody got a...

- Lisa Ryan - David's 4th Birthday Party - Home Party - playparty 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

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

I thought the course was good and the content was appropriate. I liked the fact that it dealt specifically with children. I would feel more confident now dealing with an emergency. It was worthwhile and I would recommend it to others.

- Lara Hynes - Harcourt St - firstaid course

Dear Liza, Alexis was delighted with the course and can't stop advising people to attend it. Thank you very much.

- Alexis Murphy - 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

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

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

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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