At Town Farm, we use Tapestry to track, assess and observe our learners in Nursery and Reception. It offers one, complete solution to tracking, documenting, moderating and reporting children’s learning from Birth-5yrs.
Parents have online access to their child’s learning using a safe platform on a computer, tablet or phone. For more information please see below or visit: Online Learning Journal For Early Years Education | Tapestry
How to use Tapestry
Tapestry is an easy-to-use and secure online learning journal helping staff and families celebrate your children’s learning and development.
It builds a journal of your child’s experiences and journey through their early years. Using photos and videos, staff and parents can ‘weave’ the story of each child, enabling these memories to be kept as a permanent record. You will have the opportunity to download your child’s journal at the end of Reception.
If you are using Tapestry on your phone or tablet, there is a Tapestry app which you can download which is very easy to use. Just search for the name “Tapestry mobile” with the Tapestry logo in your App store.
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 are able to “like” or add comments in the box at the bottom of the observation.
We would also love to see your contributions too. It is easy to add your own photos or observations to your child’s journal. Choose the ‘Add Observation’ option (or the ‘plus’ icon if using the app ) and add the relevant information in the boxes on screen. Photos and videos may be uploaded by choosing the ‘add media’ option. (videos have to be less than one minute long). When you have saved your observation, you may go back to the home screen at any time by choosing ‘home’. The observation will say “not in journal” until a member of staff has approved it.