Unfortunately we have had to postpone all of our parenting programmes until a later date when restrictions will hopefully be lifted and we can all return to more normal times.   Please get in touch if you are still interested in participating in any of our parenting programmes as we are still working away and will answer all email and telephone queries.  We hope you stay safe and well and look forward to re-engaging in the not to distant future. 

The SPECS Team

Specs are currently running this wonderful parenting programme, get in touch to find out more information or to put your name down for the next programme. 

There are still some places on our free of charge language focused parent and toddler group, where your little one will have lots of fun playing, talking and singing.

SPECS are running a Free Parenting When Separated course - A Positive Guide to Help Families Manage Separation and Divorce. The course will run on Tuesday evenings for 7 weeks begining on the 21st April at 7 - 9.30pm.  Unfortunately this course will no longer begin on the 21st April but we are still compiling a waiting list so please get in touch if you are interested in attending this programme as we will be running it at a later date. 

Do you want tips and information on how to help your family be healthy and happy? SPECS are running this new Parents Plus Programme. Please contact us on 01 211 6481 or Email: specs@brayareapartnership.ie to book a place

The Community Kitchen is a group of parents from St Kieran’s school who came together every week in the school to learn new ideas for healthy meals for their families with the support of SPECS, Bray Area Partnership, Healthy Ireland, St Kieran’s School and CYPSC (Children and Young People’s Services Committees).

On Thursday 20th June and event was held in St Kieran’s school in Bray to launch their ‘Easy Cookbook by the Community Kitchen’.  All monies raised from the event and the sale of the cookbook went to Temple Street Hospital ‘We really enjoyed the experience of cooking together and it has been so great to share our dishes with the kids in the school’, said one of the parents.  ‘We have come so far  in putting this book together and what makes it even more special is it is raising money for Temple Stre...

Great News! Dads are now spending 3 times more time with their children than previous generations. SPECS now have a waiting list for the next parenting group for Dads. 

Download Our SPECS Evaluation Report Here

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD was in Bray recently to launch an evaluation report on the SPECS Bray project, which found that the work of this prevention and early intervention initiative has resulted in significant positive outcomes for local parents and children.

The report, entitled ‘A New Way of Working’, highlights the impact and learning of SPECS in the greater Bray area between 2015 and 2017. 65 people took part in the evaluation and satisfaction levels were very high – as one parent said: “Everything good in our family’s life started with me doing that course with SPECS”.

Since its set up in 2015 SPECS has worked with hundreds of parents, impacting on over a thousand children, working collaboratively with local agencies. The project has also provided tra...

Are you, or is someone you know Pregnant? Why not get involved in our Preparing for Life Programme. Our mentors work with families from pregnancy. We provide support and information on labour, delivery, feeding, sleep, child development, behaviour and parenting. See our flyer for contact details.

Are you going through a separation? Why not take part in one of our Parenting When Separated Programmes - a positive guide to helping families manage separation and divorce. Please get in touch to register for our next programme.

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