Welcome to our 10th anniversary edition of the Malta Baby & Kids Directory.  It is astonishing to think that the book and our website www.maltababyandkids.com has reached double figures as has my son Oliver who was the ultimate inspiration for this publication and who also turns 10 this year.

The book has grown alongside my son and continues to assist me in his upbringing together with my 4 year old daughter. I recall when pregnant with Oliver - my first child - the fears and anticipation of what lay ahead and whether I would be adequately equipped for parenting my child.  This book has allowed me to discover another wondrous world and assisted me to make the right choices for my children whether it be pregnancy and birth, health, education, activities, organising kids parties and so much more.  We hope that will be the case for our readers too.

Our website www.maltababyandkids.com is a godsend for busy parents who haven’t got the time to scour the media for what’s happening for kids in Malta.  We do that in house for you and post events daily on the site.  Over the years there has been a notable increase in activities and events for families which helps to make outings more varied.

This book is a team effort between Crysta Darmanin, Denise Briffa and myself who between us have 7 children ranging from 4 to 30 years old! We have a wealth of experience that we are happy to share with parents and at the same time we are always open to discover more.

My aim would be for parents to consider this essential reference book and portal as your resourceful friend who helps you along the way- and will give our children lasting happy memories of their childhood!

This year the front cover painting competition title was ‘Saving Malta’s Unique Environment’ and our judge- well known artist Kenneth Zammit Tabona, had a truly difficult task to choose over from 100 entries.  The shortlisted 12 entries are included within the book.

The  Malta Baby & Kids Directory Mums and Dads Award was held for the sixth time this year and we had some truly heartfelt stories sent to us all well deserving of the prizes.  The decision was made through a panel of judges, assisted by our fans input through our Facebook Page and our winners were chosen and presented with the prizes of a five-star weekend break plus a bundle of goodies at our launch party held in June. 

Please keep in touch with us through the website or social media on Facebook at maltababyandkids.com.  We’d love to hear from you.

Wishing you fun times with your children!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The winners of the  Best Mum & Best Dad Awards were presented with their awards

 

and prizes by Mrs Michelle Muscat, the Prime Minister’s wife, at a celebratory party on Tuesday 28th June at The Malta National Aquarium during the launch of the 10th Anniversary edition of The Malta Baby & Kids Directory. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The yearly Best Mum and Best Dad Awards campaign was launched in March 2016 and the public were invited to nominate a spouse, relative or friend who they felt deserved the titles of “Best Mum” and “Best Dad”.  The campaign generated a great response and six finalists were chosen from which the 2 winners were selected as the best candidates to win these awards. Lorinda Mamo and Martin Grech were deservedly voted this year’s winners. Their stories are featured in the just launched 2016/17 edition of the Malta Baby & Kids Directory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The winners were presented with their awards and some amazing prizes including: 2 nights in a deluxe sea view room at the luxury 5 star Corinthia Hotel St George’s bay, a meal for 2 adults and 2 children at the winner of The Definitive(ly) Good Guide Best Children Friendly Restaurant Award – iPlace, Marsaxlokk, a delicious Busy Bee Cake and a hamper of Nestle’ goodies.

 

 

The 10th edition front cover painting competition sponsored by Faber Castell with the theme ‘Saving Malta’s Unique Environment’ was won by Dante Pace (4 years old) and the runner up is Taya Pace (6 years old). The winner’s painting is on the cover of the 10thanniversary edition of the Malta Baby & Kids Directory launched on the 28th JunePaintings of 12 shortlisted artists are also featured in the directory.  

 

The book is the essential reference for parents and childcarers in Malta and Gozo. It is available to buy online at www.maltababyandkids.com.  Expectant mothers are entitled to a free copy of the directory through Mater Dei MaternityOutpatients.

www.maltababyandkids.com is constantly updated, featuring all the directory information for free to those who access the site,  together with being  the top reference for parents and carers looking to find events, services and products available to them throughout the year. Anyone who subscribes on www.maltababyandkids.com, receives a free monthly newsletter packed with news and events and can participate in our exciting competitions and win great prizes. They will also be kept informed about our mums and kids events organised on a regular basis throughout the year.  

 

 

 

 

 

This year is a very special year for Malta Baby & Kids Directory- as we take a stroll down memory lane over the past ten years. The atmosphere in the office is buzzing since the launch of our eagerly anticipated tenth anniversary edition. The book launch party, held at Malta National Aquarium on Tuesday the 28th of June, was very well attended by the nominees of our Best Mum & Best Dad Award winners, the winners themselves together with their immediate family, the shortlisted dozen artists, together with the winner of our Front Cover Painting Competition and the local press. 

 

 

The team at Malta Baby & Kids Directory were extremely pleased to be see the look of joy on the face of our reigning Best Dad Martin Grech as he was presented with a lovely bundle of goodies by Mrs. Michelle Muscat during the launch event! Unfortunately our Best Mum Lorinda Mamo was unable to attend as her son was taken unexpectedly ill- we wish him a speedy recovery! Fleur Fenech Xuereb, who had nominated Lorinda for this prestigious award, stepped in to collect the prizes in her stead. 

 

 

The youngest ever winning artist, Dante Pace, was as pleased as punch with his great prizes of a Faber-Castell voucher & a board game from Spells 'Guess The Fake' presented by this year's judge Kenneth Zammit Tabona. Our first runner-up, Taya Pace was excited about her prize of a Faber-Castell voucher coupled with a yummy Lulu's rainbow cake! 

 

 

The artists who submitted the shortlisted dozen paintings to this years Malta Baby & Kids Directory Front Cover Painting competition- themed 'Saving Malta's Unique Environment', were delighted to receive their consolation prizes of a bag of Candylicious sweets, together with a comprehensive art pack generously supplied by Faber-Castell and complimentary entrance tickets to Playmobil Malta. 

 

 

Malta National Aquarium provided the animation which kept the considerable amount of kids present entertained throughout- apart from also supplying those present with complimetary kids entrance tickets! 

 

Congratulations Lorinda Mamo- Malta Baby & Kids Directory's Best Mum 2015! Well done Martin Grech, Malta Baby & Kids Directory's reigning Best Dad! Dante Pace's winning painting features on the front cover of our 10th edition.

 

   

 

  

  

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Malta Baby & Kids Directory is created by mums for mums and childcarers.
Lisa Grech is the founder of the Malta Baby & Kids Directory and website. Together with Denise Briffa and Crysta Darmanin we combine work on the publication and website while bringing up lots of children (seven between us!).


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