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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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1-8 years

Celebrate your child's special day with a range of age appropriate parties, from your baby's first birthday party full of puppets, song and story-time through to your 8 year old’s sport or crafty parties. 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

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

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 - firstaid course

My feedback on the first aid course would be very positive. I learned a lot during the course of the day and found the practical stuff particularly useful. I am not sure I would remember so much if I didn't have to do it myself on the day (cpr etc.). The instructor was very good and the class was a good size. I would definately (and have already)...

- Deborah Mintern - Harcourt St - firstaid 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

This was a very good crash course on what to do in an emergency. I feel more confident minding my 4 mth old after attending the course.

- Ciara Dodd - Carmelite Centre - firstaid course

Just a short note to say I completed the First Aid Course in Cork on Sat and was really impressed with its content and its delivery. Helen covered each and every area comprehensively given the short time allowed - while it may be impossible to learn everything in those few hours I certainly left feeling well equipped to deal with the most basic...

- Joanne Murphy - Cork - firstaid course

I thought the course was excellent and I found it very interesting and useful. The instructor was knowledgable and friendly, and had an appropriate sense of humour. I would certainly recommend it to friends

- Annette Sohor - Harcourt St - firstaid course

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....

- Claire Nash - Cabinteely - Babies - playlab 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 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

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

ClapHandies Play Tips

Happy Play Tips for babies & toddlers

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Rattle Cans

Here is an opportunity to utilize your current (probably large!) stock of formula tins as toys for your baby. Using an empty formula tin, put in a handful of marbles, acorns, pebbles, or small stones, anything can be used that will make... [read more]

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