Tapestry is an electronic observation tool, designed to help keep track, record and show the progress your child makes through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). It is a great resource for documenting your child’s learning progress, and is continued in most local school Reception classes too.
We record your child’s achievements while they’re here at Pippins, through photos and written observations. We then upload these onto Tapestry on a regular basis.
You can log into the Tapestry website or the mobile app to see everything your child is getting up to while they’re at Pippins. You can also add your own photos and observations to share with staff.
When your child first registers to start at Pippins we’ll ask you to fill in a form to get you set up with a Tapestry account. If you encounter any problems accessing Tapestry or adding comments and observations, please speak to staff and we can support you to do this.
You will see your child’s observations by selecting the ‘observation’ tab, or they will be displayed when you log in to the app. Selecting any observation will open it up for you to look at. You can then add comments in the box at the bottom of the observation.
‘Sam said he liked splashing in the water today.’
‘Lily practiced counting her fish fingers at tea time this evening, she counted 1, 2, 3!’
Staff use this information to extend your child’s learning based upon interests and ability.
Choose the ‘Add Observation’ option (or the + icon on the app) and add the relevant information into the boxes on the screen. Photos and videos (up to 1 minute) may be uploaded by choosing the ‘add media’ option.
For example, you could add a new skill your child has developed or experience they have had:
‘Thomas felt brave enough to jump into the swimming pool at the weekend.’
‘Bella visited her Granny last week and they made cakes together.’
Staff use this information to engage your child in conversations about their experiences and to plan activities that are relevant to them: we can discuss swimming pool trips during water play, or find a book to share about baking.
If you have a Tapestry account already, please login here.
Please Note: Tapestry is used only to record your child’s learning and achievements. If you have any concerns or important information to share, please speak to staff directly, complete a Sharing Information Form or contact Mandy, our Preschool Manager.