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Nursery & Reception Tapestry

posted 19 Oct 2016, 03:07 by Linn Hoggins
Dear Nursery & Reception Parents/Carers

All children attending Reception and Nursery have a personal online Learning Journey which records photos, observations and comments. These are in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, to build up a record of your child's experiences during their time with us.

We use Tapestry, a system which is hosted in the UK on secure servers.  These servers conform to very high environmental standards and are proactively managed 24 hours a day to ensure online security.  Each child in EYFS has their own secure Tapestry website, which once you have provided the school with an email address we will be able to give you access to.  We will also give you detailed information on how to view/use your child's Learning Journey.  If you do not have access to email your child is still able to have an online Learning Journey which you can access through the use of school computer equipment during specific dates throughout the year.  The benefits to yourselves from Tapestry being online means you will have secure access (via a website which you login to using your email address and a password or Smartphone app) to your child's Learning Journey and, in addition to viewing out contributions, we encourage you to add to it by uploading photos and comments, or commenting on observations made by us.

We would like to invite any new Nursery or Reception parents/carers into school for a brief meeting so that we can demonstrate how the Learning Journey works, how you can use it at home and to share with you the benefits that it offers.  If your child is returning having been with us before the summer and you would like a refresher on how to use Tapestry, feel free to come along too.  You can confirm your attendance by clicking on the online booking form link below.  

The meetings will last no more than 15 minutes and will be at the times listed below in the EYFS building:

Wednesday 2nd November 2016 at 11.30am
Wednesday 2nd November 2016 at 5.30pm

If you have not already done so, please give us permission be completing the attached Tapestry sharing permission reply slip on the link below:

And return it to the school office or class teacher as soon as possible so we can begin creating your accounts to allow you access.  This will allow us to share your child's Learning Journey with you in line with safeguarding procedures.  Please note that each parent only has access to their own child's Learning Journey.

If you have any questions or queries about Tapestry, please do not hesitate to ask your child's class teacher at the earliest opportunity.

Many Thanks

Early Years Team