We use an online learning journal call Tapestry.
What is Tapestry?
Tapestry is a secure online Learning Journal to record photos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time with us. This system allows us to work with parents and carers to share information and record the children’s play and learning in and outside of Baby Ducks.
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 Baby Ducks know any e-mail addresses that you wish to link with the system (limited to 2 per child). You can choose to share your log in details with extended family if you wish, so they can see your child’s Learning Journal.
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?
Baby Ducks has access to all of 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, such as Grandparents etc. If your child is featured in a group observation, their photo may appear in another child’s Learning Journal. If you do not want your child’s photo to be visible in anyone else’s account then please let us know.
Will I receive a copy of my child’s Learning Journal at the end of our time with Baby Ducks?
Yes, we will save your child’s Learning Journal on to a CD rom for you to keep when you child leaves us.
We really hope that you enjoy using Tapestry and that it helps to keep you feeling informed about your child’s learning. If you have any questions or problems using Tapestry then please let us know.