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What is Tapestry?

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 and achievements during their time with us. This system allows us to work with parents and carers to share information of learning in and outside of the classroom.

Website for Tapestry

https://tapestry.info/

Log into Tapesty: Online learning journal

How does Tapestry work?

Tapestry provides each individual child with their own Learning Journal held in the Cloud. Parents and carers are given their own log-in using their email and password (which is pre-set by us but should be changed by you to make it more secure). All our staff are given a secure log-in. They upload observations, photos or videos; recording student's achievements and assessing their learning in reference to the EYFS curriculum and other measures.

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.

Who can access Tapestry?

Parents/carers can access Tapestry by providing an e-mail address that you wish to link with the system. There is limited to 2 per child.

Can other relatives join in Tapestry?

If an individual has not been given an account then they should not be viewing your child's records. If there are other people you wish to show the information then you are free to walk them through it. You must not share your log in details and password with another person.

Where do I start?

Once you have given us an email address, we will set up an account for you, and tell you we have done so. Go to https://eylj.org/ on your computer or follow the link above.

Or 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.

Login using your email address and the password we give you. We strongly recommend that you change your password on your first visit.

What is the PIN setting up for?

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.

How do I change my settings on the computer?

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.

How do I change my settings on iPhone/iPad/Android?

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.

How can I view my child's Learning Journals?

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.

How do I know that my child's Learning Journal has been updated?

The system can be set to automatically send you an email when an observation for your child has been added.

How do I add an entry to my child's Learning Journal.

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'.

Who can access my child's Learning Journal?

The nursery has access to all of the children's Learning Journals. The only other people that can see your child's account will be yourselves. If your child is featured in a group observation, their photo may appear in another child's Learning Journal.

Should your child move to a new setting either a different nursery or follow-on school, we will generate a report from the information held in Tapestry. If the new setting uses Tapestry then the child's account may be transferred.

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. Contact the School Office in the first instance.

Closed Dates

The School is closed:

2016
- 25th Mar - 1st Apr inc.
- Monday 11th April
- Monday 2nd May
- Monday 30th May
- 22nd Aug - 6th Sept inc.