All children attending Pippa Pop-ins Nurseries have a personal online Learning Journey which records photos, observations and comments in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage. This enables us to build up a record of each child’s learning and achievements during their time with us.
We use the Tapestry system, which is hosted on secure, dedicated servers based in the UK. You will have password protected access to your child’s online Learning Journey and we encourage you to contribute to it by uploading photos, videos and comments of their learning development and experiences at home. You are also able to comment on observations made by Pippa Pop-ins staff. If your child is featured in a group observation, their photo may appear in another child’s Learning Journal.
What is Tapestry’s 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 then 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 Nursery know any e-mail addresses that you wish to link with the system (limited to 2 per child).
Where do I start?
Parents will be receiving an email to the email address used by the Schools Office (unless otherwise requested). You will then be able to follow a link and create your own password.
Your child’s learning journey can be accessed on a computer with your login details by following the link: https://eylj.org/
Or if you have an iPhone/iPad 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.
What is the PIN setting up for?
When you access Tapestry through mobile phone or tablet, please set a unique PIN when you log in for the first time. This will be required whenever you return to the application or after the screen has locked.
How do I change my 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 option 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?
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 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 would like to - and we would love to receive such comments!
How do I know that my child’s Learning Journal has been updated?
The system will automatically send you 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) and add the relevant information in the boxes on 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 access to all 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.
Will I receive a copy of my child’s Learning Journal at the end of the year?
Yes, we will save your child’s Learning Journal on to a USB stick for you to keep at the end of their journey at Pippa Pop-ins. We really hope that you enjoy using Tapestry and that it helps to keep you feeling informed about your child’s learning.
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 daily.
If you have any questions or problems using Tapestry, please discuss this your Head of Nursery or email the Schools Office: firstname.lastname@example.org.