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 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 the classroom.
What is the Tapestry website address?
How does Tapestry work?
Tapestry provides each individual child with their own Learning Journal held online. Parents and carers are given their own log-in using their email and password (which is pre-set by us but can be changed by you to make it more secure). All our staff are given a secure log-in. They can then upload observations, photos, or videos, recording children's achievements and assessing their learning in reference to the EYFS curriculum.
Parents can change their settings so that an email is 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?
As parents/carers you both can access Tapestry by letting the Nursery know any e-mail addresses that you wish to link with the system (limited to 2 per child)
Can other relatives join Tapestry?
You can choose to share your log in details with extended family if you wish, so they can see your child's Learning Journal.
Where do I start?
Once you have given us an email address, we will set up an accout for you. Go to http://eylj.org/ on your computer or if you have an iPhone/Pad 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 download the app. 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 a mobile phone or tablet, please set a unique PIN when you log in for the first time, this will then be required whenever you return to the application or after the screen has locked.
How do I change the 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 ability 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 tablet?
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 the 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 wish, we would love to hear from you!
How do I know if my child's Learning Journal has been updated?
The system will automatically send 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 device) and add the relevant information in the boxes on the 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 full 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 don't want your child's photo to be visible to anyone else please let us know.
Will I receive a copy of my child's Learning Journal at the end of the year?
We will save your child's Learning Journal onto a memory stick or other such media you may wish to provide.
We really hope 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 regarding Tapestry please feel free to contact any member of staff.