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 delivering 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.  


Early Years Programme
We have completed our Parents Plus Early Years Programme which started on 14th April 2021. Please contact us if you would like to register your interest for the next course.


Parenting When Separated Programme
We have completed our latest Parenting When Separated programme .  Please get in touch for more information on the next course.

Circle of Security

Circle of Security is an evidence-based programme which helps parents and care-givers learn to read and understand their child’s emotions more successfully.


Is your child a late talker?

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

Storytime and Mindfulness


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