SPECS are running a Free Parenting When Separated course - A Positive Guide to Help Families Manage Separation and Divorce. The course will run on Thursday mornings for 6 weeks begining 14th November 2019

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.

This is a positive and practical course for parents of children aged between 1 and 6 years.  To register for the next programme please call 01 211 6481 or email: specs@brayareapartnership.ie


Thanks to everyone who came to support our launch. The SPECS Team :)


Minister Harris TD and the Ombudsman for Children launch SPECS, a new early intervention and prevention service for families in the Greater Bray Area.


A new service to help children reach their full potential in the Greater Bray Area was launched on Monday November 30th, 2015 by the Minister of State, Simon Harris TD, and the Ombudsman for Children, Dr. Niall Muldoon.


SPECS (Supporting Parents and Early Childcare Services) is a prevention and early intervention initiative that works with parents, early years services, schools and other agencies to improve outcomes for children from pregnancy through to school age. The service is free-of-charge and is supported by a Consortium of over twenty community-based and statutory agencies with Bray Area Partnership as the lead agency.


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