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First Aid Feedback

I really enjoyed the course thanks. I found it to be a very good overview of first aid and was delighted it included adult CPR etc as well as just paediatric matters. There was a lot to take in in a day but reading the informative booklet afterwards helped it sink in. Siobhan was great- a lovely woman. The personal anecdotes really helped liven up the day and put the theory into context. It was interesting to hear a lot of her instincts and decisions in emergencies were those of a mother rather than a nurse. This helped helped me feel first aid is for everyone and not just something other people can do. I now feel in an emergency at worst I would remain calm and delegate clear instructions re ambulance calling etc, and at best help practically. The instruction was very clear and the mix of theory with practical after lunch worked well. I have stayed in touch with a group of mums from a baby massage class. Two of us did the first aid class and we recommended it to the others who all allege they will participate when they find the time! I feel happy now that God forbid something happened my baby I would be able to do my best for him and not spend my life wondering if I could have done better had I attended a first aid class. - Elaine Hastings - Harcourt St


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


"The course was great - very worthwhile indeed. The instructor was very good and he really went into the CPR aspect of the course in great detail and we were happy to have to go through it again at the end of the day. It's amazing how confusing it can be when you actually have to go through the steps on your own so it was great that he spent so much time on it." - Nicola & Stephen - Harcourt St


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


"I found the course really helpful and interesting. The course content covered a lot of areas and the practical aspect of the course was very good as it was not just theory which made it easier to take it all in and learn. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the instructor was very good and informative. I think would feel a little more confident about dealing with emergencies as in particular the Heimlich menoevre and CPR were emphasised and there was plenty of time to practice it. I would certainly recommend the course to others." - Mark Mcloughlin - Greystones


My husband and I found the course very good. The instructor was excellent - very knowledgeable and held our attention well. The course length was good, enough time to cover the basics without getting tedious. We came away from the course feeling much more confident on what we would need to do if there was an emergency.We would definitely recommend the course to friends and family with young children. - Kathy Morrissey - Harcourt St


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


"Everyone that attended the course found it extremely beneficial. The mix of discussion and practical work kept it interesting. Fergus, our trainer was also excellent. I have since recomended your company to 2 groups of people and would not hesitate in doing so for anybody else. I feel much more confident now that I could handle an emergency situation a lot better than before I did the course." - Olivia McCarthy - Harcourt St


"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


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


Baby Massage Feedback

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 & beneficial for both my baby & I. I know the other two ladies who attended with me also aggreed that she was most welcoming, informative & inclusive course instructor - she really is an asset to you. I will be reccomending her class to anybody who will listen! - Pauline Forsyth - Terenure

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 enjoyed the swapping of stories with the other mums and we have all swapped numbers and plan on meeting up again, so it was a great way to meet mums with babies of the same age - looking forward to PlayLabs in the autumn already! - Anikka Stephan - Castleknock

PlayLabs Feedback

I think claphandies is a great social outlet both for the babies and parents alike. My little girl loves Mr. Badger and gets so excited when she sees him each week. She also loves the rhymes and songs.When she gets upset I say one of the rhymes and she instantly stops. - Margaret O'Donoghue - Dundrum, Cabinteely - Babies

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 'bubble-time'. I really feel that Claphandies has been invaluable in cultivating their personal developmental skills and has enabled their social skills to flourish. My daughter is in the process of moving on to pre-school and I believe attending Claphandies has helped make the tranistion much smoother - it's helped give her the confidence needed - gone is the shy little girl who started two years ago. Thanks Claphandies:) - Orla O'Malley - Marino - Toddlers

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 learning different things that she is interested in and it allows her to interact with her peers. I have been to play groups but Claphandies is far more structured and organised. I love the structure of the class and Ciara is great with the kids. It also gives me ideas of things to do with Emma at home. I love that the class is me and Emma time! - Leonie Mahon - Glasnevin - Wobblers

I joined claphandies so my daughter could interact with other babies and I would meet some new people (I am not from Dublin and I don't have any family up here). What we both get from it is great. Just talking to other parents about different situations knowing you are not on your own getting advice or a comforting ear from other mums and Aisha. Aisha is such a good instructor and has fantastic knowledge. The group in cabinteely is a lovely size. My daughter the other day was crying for ages and I could not find a way to help her stop I started singing "everybody wiggling" (one of the songs we sing in the group) she stopped crying instantly and gave me a big smile. That tells me that she enjoys claphandies and it is a place that brings her happiness. I plan to keep bringing her until she is to old to go anymore. Claire :) - Claire Nash - Cabinteely - Babies

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

We love the different props used every week and the very simple but effective activities with these. I also like the themed discussions and interaction with other mammies. The tutors are really enthusiastic and make sure that every infant is included and engaged. - Orla Donoghue - Marino - Wobblers

Saoirse Beau has been attending classes since she was 4 months old, she is now 17 months. Claphandies has really given her confidence to interact with others. Saoirse really looks forward to going to class on a Friday, its her treat after a long hard week in creche. Its a safe environment where she can explore, learn, make a mess and have fun. Mammies get a chance to meet other Mammies, share stories and experiences and keep each other sane through the wild months of toddlerhood!!! Saoirse Beau loves the sing song, enjoys the chance to practise her baby sign and she always has a big cuddle for Mr Badger!!! Long may the fun and frolic continue!!! - Jodie McGriele - Terenure - Wobblers

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 the bridge. Thursdays are my favourite day.' Aoibheann's Mum says: 'Aoibheann really loves her weekly session in Clap Handies. She is up and dressed extra fast on Thursdays, and recently informed her Gran that she was unavailable for a play date on Thursday as she couldn't miss her Clap Handies. There is great chat about what happens each week, she loves having something to report to her older siblings. It's a lovely introduction to socialising with peers, she loves chatting about her friends there. Attending the weekly session has made her really confident about staring Montessori next year. Finally as a parent it's great that the term mirrors the school terms so there is no pressure to get her there when the older kids are at home.' - Ciara Clancy - Marino - Toddlers

PlayLabs

Fun, creative weekly classes for babies, wobblers & toddlers. A great way to spend quality time with your little one.


Baby Massage

A wonderful experience shared between you and your baby. For parents and caregivers. 6 weeks to 9 months.


First Aid

Essential course for parents and carers of babies & young children. Private courses available nationwide