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What if... What if?

  • What would you do if your baby was choking? What if your baby has a rash...? Take a first aid course and be in control.

FirstAid Courses

  • Full day course held monthly in Dublin City Centre
  • Full day courses held in your own home


Full day courses -

  • €140 for 1 place
  • €240 for 2 places
  • €330 for 3 places
  • €400 for 4 places

Courses in your own home -

  • from €550


Venue Date Details
City Centre 19/11/2016 Full Course Sat 19 Nov 9.30am-3.30pm Book
City Centre 21/01/2017 Full Course Sat 21 Jan 9.30am-3.30pm Book
City Centre 18/02/2017 Full course Sat 18 Feb 9.30am-3.30pm Book
City Centre 25/03/2017 Full Course Sat 25 March 9.30am-3.30pm Book
City Centre 22/04/2017 Full Course Sat 22 April 9.30am-3.30pm Book
City Centre 20/05/2017 Full Course Sat 20 May 9.30am-3.30pm Book
City Centre 17/06/2017 Full Course Sat 17 June 9.30am-3.30pm Book


Having a new baby can be very daunting. There's a sudden overwhelming sense of responsibility for your child's life. When your baby starts to take their first steps your fear for their safety increases. What would you do if your baby were choking? What would you do if a toddler were drowning? What if your baby's temperature spikes? What would you do if your child had a rash? What if... what if... all the what if's can keep you up at night worrying. We all hope we will never encounter these situations but if you did you would be so much more prepared if you had recently taken a paediatric first aid course.

ClapHandies First Aid:

A practical up-to-date paediatric first aid training course for parents and carers.

ClapHandies have joined forces with Responder Training to bring you a practical up-to-date paediatric first aid training course for parents and carers of babies and young children. The aim of the course is to teach you how to respond confidently in case of an emergency with your family and friends and how to best to avoid accident and emergency admissions.

About the instructors:

The course director is Alice Walsh of Responder Training, Alice has extensive experience in the fields of Medicine and the business of Childcare. Alice is a registered General Nurse, Midwife and Intensive Care Nurse.

The Responder Training team of instructors are all certified by the Occupational First Aid Assessment Agency and registered Occupational First Aid instructor with the Health and Safety Authority and with the National Ambulance Training Board, and have many years experience delivering occupational and paediatric first aid courses throughout Ireland.

Course Options:

There are three options to choose from depending on your experience and available time. See Pricing & Details tab for more details.

Pricing & Details


Option 1 - Comprehensive First Aid training course for Parents (6 hours)

This comprehensive course covers both the practical and theory elements of first aid training. Contents include:

  • C.P.R. - Paediatric and Adult (practical & theory)
  • Choking and air way management (practical & theory)
  • Recovery Position (practical & theory)
  • Temperature management
  • Burns and scalds
  • Chemical burns & poisons
  • Electrical shock & home safety
  • Fractures & Breaks
  • Meningitis
  • Medical emergencies, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Spinal injuries

Duration - 6 hours

Max attendees - 16

Fee - €140 for 1 place, €240 for 2 places, €330 for 3 places, €400 for 4 places

Price includes first aid manual and certificate valid for 2 years

Option 2 - First Aid at Home

we regularly do private first aid courses in peoples homes, businesses etc. Depending on your numbers (the more people the longer it takes to complete the course and requirement we can customise the courses to suit your needs we have a number of options as outlined below.

  • Full Paediatric course - 4 hrs - max 4 people: €550
  • Full Paediatric course - max 16 people: €850
  • Practical CPR & choking workshops 2 1/2 hours: Max 10 people €500

Cancellation Policy

  • Up to 3 weeks before course start, full refund
  • Up to 1 week before course start, 50% refund (unless we are able to rebook your place, then 100% refund)
  • Less than 1 week before course start, no refund (unless we are able to rebook your place, then we will will offer you a place on next available course)


Online we accept Laser & all major credit cards. Full payment is due on booking. You can also arrange a bank transfer, please contact

Please note – we do not take any payments in class, thanks for your understanding.

Why First Aid ?

  • Lean to respond confidently in case of emergency
  • Understand when to go and when not to go to A&E
  • Because it's essential training for any parent or carer

Customer Comments

What our customers say about us

I though the course was great, I attended as I have 3 children under 5-years, and I know feel so much more confident that should a situation arrive...

- Tracey Daly - Malahide - firstaid course

Hi Liza, I found the First Aid course very useful and definitely feel more confident to deal with an emergency. The instruction was excellent!

- Madeleine Lavin - Harcourt St - firstaid course

Some feedback on the course run by Trish at Malahide Rugby Club on Sat June 13th, I was very happy with the course & Trish is an excellent tutor -...

- Susan Lohan - Malahide - firstaid course

I thought the course was great. As a new Mum, I had zero knowledge of what to do in an emergency and wanted to feel pretty confident ifsomething went...

- Rhona Crowley - Harcourt St - firstaid course

Both my husband and myself completed the course, on different days with different instructors. We both found it very useful and were talking about it...

- Anne Weber - Malahide - firstaid course

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...

- Jenny King - Malahide - firstaid course

I attended the first aid course in Greystones last week and it was brilliant - I have recommended it to all my friends and family - so thank you.

- Amanda - Greystones - 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...

- Caroline Filgate - Private Course - 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...

- Caoimhe Giblin - Carmelite Centre - firstaid course

"I was very happy with course content...... covered everything. Patricia, the instructor was terrific ! It was so interesting and I was...

- June Woods - Malahide - firstaid course

Course incl.

  • C.P.R
  • Choking and air way
  • Recovery Position
  • Temperature management
  • Burns and scalds
  • Chemical burns & poisons
  • Electrical shock & home safety
  • Fractures & Breaks
  • Diabetes, Epilepsy, Spinal injuries
  • Meningitis