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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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What our customers say about us

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 on Saturday after he left the course. There were lots of very interesting information, most of them we only half knew so it was good to get some practise and also a refresher on what we already knew....

- Anne Weber - Malahide - firstaid course

"I was very happy with course content...... covered everything. Patricia, the instructor was terrific ! It was so interesting and I was disappointed when it finally came to an end as I was so engrossed. It was definitely worthwhile and I am so much more confident in administering First Aid to the children. I would recomment you highly to...

- June Woods - Malahide - firstaid course

"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...

- Mark Mcloughlin - Greystones - 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

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 first aid course to be really worthwhile and I'm glad I took the time to do it. The instruction was excellent! I forget the instructor's name but he had a great sense of humour that kept things lighthearted. I feel much more confident that I could handle a emergeny situation with Mr. Baby now. Hopefully it will never need to be put in...

- Tana Kaplan Gray - Harcourt St - firstaid course

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....

- Jodie McGriele - Terenure - Wobblers - playlab 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 - informative, relaxed & entertaining. I would recommend the course to others & I have just answered the qns you posed in your earlier email

- Susan Lohan - Malahide - 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

I actually completed a pediatric first aid course two years ago however, I found the course on saturday focused much more on children. I was never previously taught about infantile convulsions or the recovery position for infants and i found this particuarly interesting. I would definitely recommend this course, it was definitely worth completing.

- Annette Sohor - Harcourt St - firstaid course

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