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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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0-3 years

ClapHandies Coffee Mornings are a great way to meet other parents in your local area. With events running across Dublin, Wicklow, Meath & Kildare this September, we hope you can join us for a cuppa and a yummy muffin. ClapHandies Play Sessions and Spot Prizes on the day.

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Customer Comments

What our customers say about us

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 - playlab course

Really enjoyed it, thought is scary but reassuring at the same time. Excellent presenter Ögood combination of wit, practicality and medical knowledge.

- Orlaith O'Callaghan - Harcourt St - firstaid course

We both found the course very informative and it was delivered very well by the trainer John McCormack. He had an easy style and explained everything clearly and gave plenty of time for practical learning. I would recommend the course to others as it is very worthwhile.

- Emma Balmaine - Greystones - 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 a number of people in work and one couple have signed up for a course with Claphandies in July. The instructor was excellent ? made the subject very real through his examples and stories ? much more...

- Caoimhe Giblin - Carmelite Centre - firstaid course

"Hi Liza, course was excellent, I found it very practical, and the instructor engaging, friendly and informative. I'm very happy with what I learned and, please God, while confident I hope to never have to use it. I'll be recommending you. Rgds, Conor."

- Conor Waters - Greystones - 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

I really enjoyed the course and found it very very worthwhile. The instructor in particular was very informative and personable and made the day very interesting. The practice hands on sessions were particularly useful. I have since recommended the course to others. In fact I think this course should be compulsory to all new parents.Great course

- Aoife O'Shea - Harcourt St - 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 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

I was very happy with the course content. It was all very relevant. The instructor was very good. He made things easy to understand. He was very interactive with the class and brought a bit of humour to the day, which was good. It was well worthwhile.I am recommending to any parents I know.

- Stephanie More - Greystones - 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

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