Tapestry – Online Learning Journeys

At Scallywags Nursery we use an online learning system called Tapestry to record and store all observations and assessments relating to each child. This is a safe and secure system and one that enables parents and carers to access their child’s Learning Journey at any time.

They can share it with their child, family and friends at home and also post any comments and photographs of their own, helping to create a fully holistic view of the child and strengthen the parent partnership.

A child’s key person will add individual observations about a child as a way of tracking their development, planning next learning steps and ensuring they make significant progress on their Learning Journey.  We aim to add a mixture of photo, written individual and sometimes group observations weekly.

Other members of staff may add photos and observations on tapestry, but it is the key person’s responsibilities to link in these photos and observations, as it will help them to keep track of the child’s development.  Key person’s will also use tapestry to complete and share 2 Year Checks.

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Staff use tablets to take the photographs for observations which will be uploaded to the Journeys. Each staff member has a secure login which is password and pin protected. Photographs stored on the tablets are deleted on a regular basis by a member of staff.  You can view Tapestry’s Data Protection and Privacy Policy on: https://tapestry.info/privacy.html/

Parents logging on to the system can only access their own children’s Learning Journey. Parents may input new observations and photo’s, and add comments to existing observations. Parents are asked to sign a consent form giving permission for their child’s image to appear on their Learning Journey (this is on our admission form) and we will use a blur app on photos where more than one child can be seen.

For parents without access to the internet, we will print all the information from Tapestry and collate it into a paper Learning Journey.  Parents can ask for us to print out an up to date learning Journey for them at the end of a term  to view in nursery and this will be available to take home.

When children move to another setting if they also use Tapestry,  we will transfer the children’s Tapestry account.  If they do not, we will complete a transition document based on the tapestry information, if asked we can email a PDF to the setting. When a child leaves the setting to start school we will email the parents a PDF copy of their child’s Learning Journey, so they have a lasting record of their child’s time at Scallywags.