Our History

The Jancett Group of Day Nurseries commenced in 1968 at the home of Chris and John Pritchard. The need for quality day care was very quickly established and Gaytime Day Nursery in Wallington was opened in 1969.

The nurseries grew in popularity as Pollyanna Day Nursery in Carshalton opened followed by Jancett Day Nursery, each filling a need required by the local community.

Jancett Baby Unit heralded the next era, the popularity of which surpassed expectations. Startel Day Nursery became the fourth day nursery in the happy busy group.

Pollyanna then opened a small baby unit to assist with the demand at Jancett’s Baby Unit and Startel followed suit in April 1996 when they opened their own Baby Unit.

In 2005 we opened a small nursery and baby unit in the grounds of Bishopsford Community School in the London Borough of Merton.