Jan Holliday, proprietor of the Magic Palette

is originally from Northern Ireland.

She has lived in San Francisco since 1988.

Jan studied in England, where she majored in Art at Liverpool Art College and in  Graphic Design at the Norwich School of Art. She continued to pursue her passion

for art and education at City College of San Francisco where she studied Child Development.

Jan has more than 20 years of experience teaching children from toddlers to high school, including children with learning disabilities and challenges.

Prior to establishing the Magic Palette,

Jan taught at several local schools:

Synergy and St, Phillips Academy in San Francisco

and, most recently, Silverspot Nursery School in Brisbane.


The Magic Palette, a child centered daycare environment

located in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood.