At Woodlanders we use a software system called Tapestry to record your child’s learning journey during their time with us. It’s a secure online system where we can create and continually develop a profile for your child to reflect their progress against the Early Years Foundation Stage. Your child’s key-worker and other staff will add photographs, observations and assessments to create a wonderful picture of your child’s special moments and learning opportunities and achievements whilst here at Woodlanders.
Our favourite element of Tapestry is the opportunities it provides for information-sharing with parents. You and any other carer can be added as users to your child’s Tapestry profile. This means that every time something is added to your child’s profile, you will be informed via email. This will usually be a photograph with an accompanying observation. We find this a lovely way of sharing children’s Woodlanders moments with parents and carers, providing an instant snippet into what they are doing whist in our care.
The observations will usually include links to the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, giving a clear picture of how your child’s developmental milestones are progressing.
Tapestry also allows you to add photographs and comment on your child’s profile. We love seeing these updates come in, and giving the children the opportunity to share them with us.
When signing up to Tapestry (on induction), we ask all users to sign a declaration agreeing to certain terms and conditions. These will be explained at the time.
Say hello to Tapestry:
Tapestry is about capturing the magic of children’s early years experience and recording each child’s learning journey to make it easy for you to track your child’s individual progress – as well as providing special memories to treasure.