We use Tapestry which is an online E-learning journal to record the development of each child in our setting. 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 the setting.
■ Tapestry allows two way communication with parents about their child’s learning journey through an app.
■ Learning Journeys are created for each child.
■ Each observation or page can include notes, photographs and EYFS assessments, characteristics of learning and videos. They can be enhanced by comments from other staff and parents.
■ The complete set of observations can be viewed as a Learning Journey, flipping through a single child’s observation pages, in time-order, or filtering in flexible ways to access favourite records. Favourites can be bookmarked for easy access.
■ Observations can be uploaded in one single process that makes a new entry immediately available to parents who will receive an email notification when an observation has been made.
■ Each child’s journey can have individual accounts set up for parents and relatives to access.
■ Parents can comment on new entries and even add their own.
■ Mobile apps allow new entries to be made from iphones and ipads.