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Nurseries in Malta: Making the right choice

There are two types of childcare in Malta: private and public.

  • Public childcare services are available to all Maltese children and families, but priority is given on the basis of a needs assessment.
  • Private: Most expatriates enrol their children in private day care, due to higher availability

Although childcare between 3 months and 3 years is cheap compared to the rest of Europe, annual prices may vary from city to city:

  • Birkirkara: Between €120 and €400
  • Gozo: €83 and €616
  • Valletta: €83 and €616
  • Luqa: €350
  • Marsaxlokk: €350
  • Mosta: €370
  • Siggiewi: €83 and €616
  • Sliema: €350 et €380
  • Swieqi: €400
  • Ta’sannat: €300

You can also use certified babysitters. Please note that there are many specialized centres in Malta. This solution will be better for busy parents, as nurseries in Malta close around 5pm.

Whether it is for a day-care, a kindergarten, or a home care service, you will find many solutions in Malta. We therefore advise you to find out about the programs and the different childcare options on the Malta Baby and Kids website.

Some thoughts to ask yourself when choosing your day care in Malta:

  • Are the premises clean and tidy?
  • What are the opening hours?
  • Can you visit the centre at any time?
  • Ask to see a weekly program (activities and routines: Nap time, mealtime, etc.)
  • What are the fees? Are there any discounts if you register more than one child? What payment methods are accepted?
  • Do you have to pay for public holidays and sick days?
  • Do you have to pay for holiday periods (e.g., Christmas?)
NAME Barney’s Childcare & Development Centre Lelluxa Childcare Centre Newark Kindergarten Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre Little Owls Childcare Centre
PHILOSOPHY Encourages children to become creative, independent, and responsible adults Sensory development according to their individual needs through interaction with others and their environment Inculcate the love of life and self-confidence to children High-quality day-cares involve children in a well-planned daily program that includes cooking, crafts, creative arts, gardening, puppet shows, dress-up, painting, outings, tales and outdoor activities Develop through daily play and learning experiences using high quality materials and strong parental involvement
SERVICES Babysitting, kindergarten and venue provider for events Children’s garden and holiday club, welcoming for disabled children Children’s garden and holiday club Quality childcare services, nurseries and kindergartens, parties, babysitting, outings, summer classes for children from 2 to 5 years old. Children’s garden and holiday club, after-school care
SCHEDULE Monday to Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday 07:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
CONTACT [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
RATES Based on parents’ income Based on parents’ income
LOCATION Fgura, St Julian’s, Għaxaq, Msida Luqa, Santa Venera, Paola, Gharghur Gozo Fgura, Il-Qaliet, Birkirkara, Qwara Iklin
WEBSITE Apex Child Centres Vista Newark Kindergarden Stepping Stones Malta Little Owls Malta

 

Nurseries in Malta and Gozo

Barney’s Childcare & Development Centre

Apex Child Centres

Philosophy: Encourages children to become creative, independent, and responsible adults

Services: Babysitting, kindergarten and venue provider for events

Schedule: Monday to Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Contact: [email protected]

Rates: Based on parents’ income

Location: Fgura, St Julian’s, Għaxaq, Msida

Lelluxa Childcare Centre

Vista

Philosophy: Sensory development according to their individual needs through interaction with others and their environment

Services: Children’s garden and holiday club, welcoming for disabled children

Schedule: Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Contact: [email protected]

Location: Luqa, Santa Venera, Paola, Gharghur

 

Newark Kindergarten

Newark Kindergarden

Philosophy: Inculcate the love of life and self-confidence to children

Services: Children’s garden and holiday club

Schedule: Monday to Friday 07:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Contact: [email protected]

Location: Gozo

 

Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre

Stepping Stones Malta

Philosophy : High-quality day-care involve children in a well-planned daily program that includes cooking, crafts, creative arts, gardening, puppet shows, dress-up, painting, outings, tales and outdoor activities

Services : Quality childcare services, nurseries and kindergartens, parties, babysitting, outings, summer classes for children from 2 to 5 years old.

Contact: [email protected]

Location: Fgura, Il-Qaliet, Birkirkara, Qwara

 

Little Owls Childcare Centre

Little Owls Malta

Philosophy: Develop through daily play and learning experiences using high quality materials and strong parental involvement

Services: Children’s garden and holiday club, after-school care

Schedule: Monday to Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Contact: [email protected]

Rates: Based on parents’ income

Location : Iklin     You can find a list of all nurseries and much more on the website: Malta Baby and Kids Day Centres.

 

If you have older children you wish to register at school, we invite you to find more information on public schools in Malta.

Moving to Malta with your family is an ambitious but very feasible project. Every year, more and more parents and their children choose Malta as their expatriate destination, for a wide variety of reasons such as culture, integration, and professional opportunities.