Early Birds Night Owls and Holiday Hedgehogs


Run by Hayley Lynskey,  mother to three wonderful children Callum 13yrs, Euan 10yrs and Olivia 8yrs, The Eldest son attends St Mary's Catholic Secondary school and the younger two children attend St Joseph's Catholic Primary School. We live as a family with my husband Michael in a small village just outside Bishops Stortford. 

I was approached by another parent at St Josephs and asked if I would like to help with the running of a breakfast club, I was more than happy to help and we started to organise the setting up of Early Birds.

I opened Early Birds breakfast club at St Josephs in January 2003, we opened our doors to 4 children and 2 staff. Our numbers and demand soon began to grow and in September 2003 I opened Night Owls at St Josephs, from that day onwards the demand kept coming from other schools in and around Bishops Stortford. In February 2005 we opened Holiday Hedgehogs. In April 2006 we opened our Windhill Early Birds & Night Owls, November 2009 we opened Night Owls at Northgate, September 2010 we opened NIght Owls at All Saints we also opened Chillax for secondary school aged children and in January 2011 we opened Little Ladybirds Pre-school. We now employ 30 members of staff and 230 children across all of our sites.