SPECstands for Supporting Parents and Early Childhood Services

It is a Bray Area Partnership initiative in the greater Bray area which takes a Prevention and Early Intervention approach to working with caregivers to improve outcomes for children. The SPECS initiative works with a range of agencies implementing a number of programmes that have been proven to improve outcomes for children and families. 

We believe every child should reach their potential and parents should be supported to help their child do so. Through a number of different initiatives we aim to support parents and practitioners to enable children to grow and develop.



Why should I get involved?

The programmes are designed to help make family life easier. If you feel you would like to learn other ways of dealing with conflict, stress or helping your child develop and learn please contact SPECS to talk about how you can do this. SPECS provides supports to parents FREE of charge.


Due to the Covid19 restrictions that are in place, SPECS have moved online for many of our programmes.  


Is your child a late talker?

Why not come along to our language focused parent and toddler group? Every Wednesday morning on Zoom. 

Healthy Families Programme

Would you like help with any of the following? Healthy mealtimes, too much screentime, fussy eaters, bedtime routine, your wellbeing?


Circle of Security

For parents of children aged 0-5 years, this programme helps parents understand their child's emotional world and enhance the development of their child's self esteem. 


Parenting when Separated

The Parents Plus Parenting when Separated programme is a positive guide to help families manage separation and divorce. 

Storytime and Mindfulness


Parenting Tips and Advice

Tel: 01 211 6481  
Email: specs@brayareapartnership.ie

Contact us at
Tel: 01 211 6481   Email: specs@brayareapartnership.ie

SPECS Office: 1 Bri Chualann Court, Bray, Co Wicklow. A98N4C4
SPECS Family Centre: 6 Prince of Wales Terrace, Quinnsborough Road. A98 D7R0