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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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We celebrated my daughter's 1st birthday with Claphandies last Saturday in Sandymount YMCA venue and we couldn't make a better choice. Liza and team were great, everything was perfectly organized and on time and I didn't have anything to worry about. I also want to thank them for being very flexible as I had to change the date with a very short...

- Katia Gugalova - Stella's 1st Birthday Party - Sandymount YMCA - playparty 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

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

Really wanted to say a big thank you. If you could please pass on a massive thank you too Louise , she really made the day. All the babies and toddlers loved her and the parents. Sure got a load of great comments from the parents and the loved the fact the kids went for two hour marathon sleeps afterwards cause they were all so wrecked.

- Veronica Ruddy - Charlies 1st Birthday Party - Park Community Hall Ballycragh - playparty course

Hi Liza, The course was excellent, I couldn't find one thing negative to say about it and I have to say the guy giving the course was very very good. It was that good I spent the evening telling my husband about all the things I learned. I found out about the course through reading about your website on the Independent supplement. I would...

- Fiona Henry - Harcourt St - firstaid course

I found the first aid course very good and would definitely recommend it. My only fear is I wouldn't remember how to do CPR in an emergency as most also felt. My recommendation to you would be to do up some score cards laminated for infant, toddler and adult CPR and choking so in an emergency one could glance at them. Overall, 10/10.

- Fiona Garvey - Harcourt St - firstaid course

Liza, The course was great....and Caron McMahon was fantastic. The content, pace, examples used, size of class etc. were perfect. Thanks again, Deirdre

- Deirdre Hoey - Harcourt St - firstaid course

We are ever so happy we placed the entertainment of Jan's 2nd birthday party in the safe hands of ClapHandies. Liza Crotty was amazing in holding all 15 children's attention and getting them engaged. She managed the children beautifully while executing a programme that was well thought of and also bespoke (she had spoken to me earlier on Jan's...

- Shamala Hinrichsen - Jan's 2nd Birthday Party - Home Party - 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

I found the course to be very beneficial. Alice in particular had a great teaching manner and used lots of examples which helped to demonstrate what she was talking about.

- John & Marie Reilly - Harcourt St - firstaid course

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