Klabb 3-16 is an after-school care service for children between the ages of 3 and 16 years, attending State, Church or Independent schools. It is currently being operated in 33 localities and one may choose the centre that is most convenient. The service is offered from state primary schools and from Monday to Friday during the scholastic year. The operational hours during the scholastic days are between the schools’ dismissal time, till 18.00. The hours used can be tailored to one’s needs, while respecting the official dismissal schedule issued by the centre. The service also operates on a whole day basis between 07:00 hrs and 17:30 hours during school holidays, according to demand.

What you'll get

Children who attend Klabb 3-16 benefit from a planned programme of activities. The schedule gives children the opportunity to do their homework under the guidance of warranted teachers, and to take part in educational non-formal activities with Playworkers. These include activities such as arts and crafts, drama and storytelling, physical education and games, cookery sessions, science experiments, activities related to technology, educational talks and workshops that are linked to monthly themes.

Children with a statement of support may also be provided with the assistance of a Child Support Worker, subject to the submission of the Statementing Report and the latest IEP at the application stage. The allocation of Child Support Workers will be at the discretion of FES.


During school days, the service is available for all children between the ages of 3 and 16 years, attending State, Church, or Independent schools.

During school holidays, the service is available for children of working parents who can provide proof of employment, or to parents who are following a course of studies with a registered educational institution.

Application Periods

The application window for the Klabb 3-16 service during normal school days, opens in August prior to the oncoming scholastic year.

The application periods for the scholastic holidays open a few weeks before the respective holidays.

Klabb 3-16 service is offered on a first come first served basis. A waiting list will be kept for those centres which reach its full capacity.

Calendar of service during school holidays

  • September Bridge Holidays
  • Mid-term Holidays
  • Christmas Holidays
  • Carnival Holidays
  • Easter Holidays
  • July Bridge Holidays

The Klabb 3-16 service is also offered between 7am and 8:30am, and between 12:30pm and 5:30pm, during the Skolasajf service, for working parents only.

How to apply

Application is online and can be done by accessing the online portal at FES Events (gov.mt)

The full list of Klabb 3-16 centres can be accessed by clicking Contact Details Klabb 3-16 Centres - FES: Foundation for Educational Services (gov.mt).


Required documents:

i) Copy of ID Card of Parent/s and/or Guardian/s

ii) All copies of ID cards have to be countersigned by both parents.

iii) Copy of the ID Card of person/s authorised to pick up the child/ren

iv) Statementing Board report (where applicable)

v) Psychological report (where applicable)

vi) IEP report (where applicable)

vii) Custody documents (where applicable)

viii) Fee to be paid as indicated in the form

viii) The job history sheet or the latest payslip


More information

More information about the Klabb 3-16 service and the full list of the Terms and Conditions, can be accessed here