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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

I found the course extremely benefical --- whilest I would probably still panic in an emergency, I would feel more confident to deal with a first aid crisis than before & would I think feel more confident knowing what to do. The course content was very relevant --- I would recommend to others.

- Mary Nohilly - 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

"The course was great - very worthwhile indeed. The instructor was very good and he really went into the CPR aspect of the course in great detail and we were happy to have to go through it again at the end of the day. It's amazing how confusing it can be when you actually have to go through the steps on your own so it was great that he spent so...

- Nicola & Stephen - Harcourt St - 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

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

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 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

This is what Aoibheann aged 3 says about Clap Handies: 'My favourite part is the songs, I like when the dishes are in the Surprise House too. I love when I get there and see all my friends. Ciara does the teaching she's great, when I get there she has all the mats to sit on, and my other favourite thing is when she puts the music on and we make...

- Ciara Clancy - Marino - Toddlers - playlab course

Dear Liza, Alexis was delighted with the course and can't stop advising people to attend it. Thank you very much.

- Alexis Murphy - Harcourt St - firstaid course

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