Tapestry Online Journal
Littleclimbers Nursery has been using Tapestry – An Online Learning Journal from January 2019, which is an online system of recording your child’s learning in Nursery. Tapestry is a website which can be accessed on a computer or laptop, and also on any Apple or Android device such as a tablet or smartphone. We have chosen this company because they are a secure and also exciting way of keeping track of your child’s development and their time with us.
With this online system we will be able to instantly upload photos, videos and observations of your children. You are then emailed to alert you that something new has been added to your child’s Learning Journal and can log on and view what your child has been up to. An enormous advantage of this system is that you can instantly add your own comments to entries, and can show your child’s online book to members of the family.
The safeguarding of our children is very important to us. Everything that is added to Tapestry will be added to our nursery account and can only be viewed by our staff that use the system, and also yourself, using your own log on. You will only have access to your child’s own book and this cannot be seen by other parents. Also, it is vital that you do not share photos or videos from your child’s book on social media or through other online platforms. Any incidents where this confidentiality is broken will be dealt with very seriously and will result in your access to the system being withdrawn.
You can also visit Tapestry’s website where you will find lots of information and videos: https://tapestry.info/
Frequently Asked Questions
Why use an online system?
Hand writing observations, printing out photos, cutting out and sticking all of these into a paper book is very time consuming. By taking photos and videos that can be instantly uploaded this increases the time that staff can spend with your children, supporting their learning.
We were also impressed with the way in which parents can instantly see what their child has been up to and can also share it with family members such as grandparents.
How do I get onto the system?
If you consent to us using Tapestry for your child, the nursery will set up an account for you and provide you with log on details.
Tapestry can be accessed online at: http://eyfs.info/tapestry-info/introduction
It is available as a free app from the Apple Store and also on Android devices.
We will ask you to provide us with an email address so that we can set you up a personal account. This will be a secure way of logging in, and you will only be able to see your own child’s book.
I don’t have a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. How can I access Tapestry?
If you are unable to access the Internet on any device at home, then you will still be able to access your child’s book by arranging a mutually convenient time with your child’s key worker to come into nursery. You will be provided with access to your child’s account and support if needed.
I am not very confident with computers or the Internet. How can I access Tapestry?
One of the reasons for us choosing Tapestry was ease of use. It is a very easy system to use, but should you have any problems, we will be happy to support you.
Why do you need my email address?
Your email address is required in order to set you up with access to your child’s account. It is to ensure security on the site and also so that we can email you when a new entry has been added for your child.