Our History

The Jancett Group of Day Nurseries commenced in 1968 at the home of Chris and John Pritchard (Founder Directors). The need for quality day care was very quickly established and Gaytime Day Nursery originally in Carshalton, but now 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.


During 1990 and 2002, we were contractors to the Home Office and ran a Day Nursery and Baby Unit, 'Sunbeam' in Croydon. 

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.


Brightchoice Day Nursery and Baby Room in Morden opened in 2005 and we operated the nursery between 2005 and 2015.  

In 2013 we opened a pre school, Ripples Pre-school in the Riverside Centre, Carshalton for children aged 2-5 years. 


In 2014 we celebrated our 45th anniversary.


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