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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

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

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 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

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

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

The course content was very appropriate and instruction excellent. I deffinetely feel it was worth while and have and will recommend it to others.

- Tara Marlborough - Malahide - firstaid 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

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 was looking for something to do with my daughter, Emma on my day off from work. I was looking for something that we could interact with eachother instead of just bringing her to the playground or for a walk. So I started looking around and I googled items to do and clap handies came up. Emma and I both really enjoy the class as we are both...

- Leonie Mahon - Glasnevin - Wobblers - playlab 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

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