At little people we now track our children though tapestry this is an on line development tracker for parent to daily view their child’s progress at nursery and for parents to share information from home.
Parents’ Guide to Tapestry
Where do I start?
Once you have signed and returned your permission slip and consent form your child’s learning journal will be set up as well as your parent accounts. You will be emailed, using the email addresses provided, with a link to the Tapestry log on page, your username (which is your email address) and your password. We strongly recommend that you change your password on your first visit. You can also find a link to the Tapestry log on page on our website under Nursery School / Tapestry.
The Tapestry app is free of charge and available from iTunes and Google Play for both iPhone and android phones. Specific user guides are available and can be emailed to you in PDF format or as a hard copy upon request. These guides can also be found on our website.
As a parent/carer you can choose who also has access to your child’s learning journey at any time. If you would like to add additional email addresses for both parents, grandparents etc, please complete the additional email section on the attached permissions slip. They will then be set up with an account and emailed an activation link.
Changing my settings in Tapestry:
On the computer at the top right of your screen you will see your name, 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 request an email to be sent to you whenever a new observation is added to your child’s Learning Journey – just tick the relevant box if you would like to add this function. Please note that you will only receive notifications when new observations are added, not when replies to comments from parent or staff members are posted.
On iPhone/iPad. To change your settings on the iPhone/iPad app, click the ‘cog’ button on the bottom right hand side of the application. This enables you to change password and/or email address.
Viewing my child’s Learning Journey, you will see your child’s observations on your ‘Obs’ tab (home screen) – selecting any one of these will open 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. You can display all entries or entries for timeframes or media types by using the drop-down tabs on your Observations screen.
Adding an entry to my child’s Learning Journey Choose the ‘Add Observation’ option (or the ‘plus’ icon on your iPhone/iPad) and add the relevant information into 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 the ‘Obs’ tab or clicking on the Lanterns logo (on the cloud, top left corner).
We recommend that you read the Learning Journeys (Tapestry) Policy available on our website.
Please note: The online learning journey is used to record your child’s learning and achievements. It is not to be used as a general communication tool between Nursery and home and is not monitored on a daily basis. Staff ` will check weekly for parent replies and comments. They will then respond or pass onto the relevant key person. If you require an immediate response, please therefore speak directly to your key person at drop off or pick up time