In Early Years, we are constantly observing and assessing the children. We take photographs and videos as evidence of the children’s experiences and achievements and we assess and monitor the children’s progress and highlight any areas for development. Tapestry provides each individual child with an online Learning Journal where all of these observations can be recorded. Once added to Tapestry, an email is automatically generated to parents/carers set up to that child’s account and they are informed that an observation has been added so they can have a look and add any of their own comments to it. Parents/carers can also add their own observations of their child to share progress and milestones at home. To find out more about how Tapestry works, please click here.
St David’s Early Years department has access to all of the children’s Learning Journals. You will only have access to your child’s journal and this cannot be seen by other parents. However, children in the class will sometimes be photographed with others as they work together. For this reason, we will ask permission for your child to appear in photographs within other children’s Learning Journals. It is crucial that you DO NOT share photos or videos from your child’s journal on social media or through other online platforms. All parents/carers will be requested to sign a consent form and if there are any incidents where confidentiality is broken, these will result in access to the system being withdrawn.
Once you have signed and returned your consent form, you will be given your account login details. Simply, click on the Tapestry logo at the top of this page and enter your details as requested. Once logged in, you can click on your name in the top right hand corner and select ‘edit preferences’ to change your password and pin number. The pin is used for the app, which can be downloaded to your mobile phone or tablet. For further help, please click on the relevant tutorial booklet below:
Tapestry is a secure online Learning Journal to record photos, 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. This system allows us to work with parents and carers to share information and record the children’s play and learning in and outside of the classroom.
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.