In January 2018 we will be moving our records of each child's development to Tapestry, a secure online Learning Journal. This allows us to
- share information about your child, as it happens
- improve communication with parents and carers,
- improve access, as it's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- work better together to enhance your child's development
Tapesty stores photos, videos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time with us. Parents and carers are given their own log-in using their email and password Our staff are also given a secure log-in. They can then upload information, recording children’s achievements and assessing their learning in reference to the stages of development detailed in the EYFS
Once signed up, you can access Tapestry here
Parents can change their settings so that an email is then automatically generated informing them when an observation has been added so they can have a look and add any comments of their own.
As parents/carers you both can access Tapestry by letting Nursery know any e-mail addresses that you wish to link with the system (limited to 2 per child).
You can choose to share your log in details with extended family if you wish, so they can see your child’s Learning Journal.
If you have an iPhone/iPad please visit the iTunes store and download the Tapestry app from the Education section (search for Tapestry Mobile).
If you have an Android/Tablet, search for Tapestry learning journal and down load.
When you access Tapestry through mobile phone or tablet, please set a unique PIN when you log in for the first time. This will be required whenever you return to the application or after the screen has locked.
If you want to change your settings, at the top right of your screen you will see your name, and selecting this will give you the option to ‘Edit Preferences’. Choose this option and you will be presented with a screen giving you the option to change your email address and password.
You also have the option to receive an email whenever a new observation is added to your child’s Learning Journal – just tick or untick the relevant box if you would like to change this setting.
To change your settings on the iPhone/iPad app, click the 'gear' button on the top right hand side of the application. This enables you to change password and/or email address.
To view your child's learning journey, once logged in, you will see your child’s observations on your home screen in a list – selecting any one of these will open up the observation for you to look at. You may add comments in the box at the bottom of the observation if you would like to - and we would love to receive such comments!
If you'd like to add an entry yourself to your child’s Learning Journal then choose the ‘Add Observation’ option (or the 'plus' icon on your iPhone/iPad/Android) and add the relevant information in the boxes on screen. Photos and videos may be uploaded by choosing the ‘add media’ option. When you have saved your observation, you may go back to the home screen at any time by choosing ‘home’.
Nursery Management have access to all of the children’s Learning Journals. The only other people that can see your child’s account will be yourselves and anyone that you share your log in details with, such as Grandparents etc. If your child is featured in a group observation, their photo may appear in another child’s Learning Journal. If you do not want your child’s photo to be visible in anyone else’s account then please let us know.
We really hope that you enjoy using Tapestry and that it helps to keep you feeling informed about your child’s learning. If you have any questions or problems using Tapestry then please let us know.