Our Curriculum

what is our curriculum

We hope each individual child progresses through Bonnie Bear Day Care and graduates with what we like to call the “Bonnie Bear Back Pack” which is a hypothetical representation for the what we aspire each child to have learnt and developed from their journey with us until they go on to become independent School children, Our aim is for our follow on schools to specifically recognise a Bonnie Bear Child because of what we have embedded throughout their journey with us.

Bonnie Bear Day Care consider each individual child within our curriculum . 

We consider the different ways in which each individual child learns using the EYFS and the characteristics of Effective learning.

  • Playing and exploring
  • Active learning
  • Creating and thinking critically


Our planning is underpinned by a variety of adult led and child-initiated activities, we follow long term planning which provides learning opportunities for the whole year, setting our children up to be powerful learners.  

We define our short-term planning by following the child’s fascinations and celebrating their wow moments.  Fun, stimulating activities are planned daily and focused on our monthly topic/theme.


Our highly skilled practitioners make informed choices on how to implement the curriculum based on each child’s individual needs, underpinned by the characteristics of effective learning. 

We encourage children to be independent learners and ensure children’s fascinations and needs are met by allowing children to voice their own preferences and interests. In addition, we effectively engage with parents to ensure the continuity of learning.


We monitor the impact of our curriculum through peer-on-peer observations which enables practitioners to reflect on their practice, this will evidence ways in which we need to enhance and adapt teaching and learning.  

The curriculum delivers personalised next steps for each individual child, ensuring emerging developments are identified early and interventions are put in place in a timely manner, for children to feel happy and safe in an environment they will thrive within.