“Learning is a continuous journey through which children build on all the things they have already experienced and come across new and interesting challenges.” (EYFS 2012)

Assessment of children is ongoing within the setting, but it is far less formal than it sounds.

Your child’s Learning Journey is a record of their achievements, combining written observations, photos and examples of their work.

We focus on what your child can do, and enjoys doing, and then plan so that we can support them in achieving the next step

All children attending Bacton Under Fives have a personal online Learning Journey which records photos, observations and comments, 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. You will have secure access (via email address and password) to your child’s Learning Journey and in addition to viewing our contributions, we encourage you to add to it by uploading photos and your own observations and commenting on observations made by us.

Where do I start?

Once you have given us an email address, we will set up an account for you. Go to Tapestry on your computer, or if you have an iPhone or iPad download the Tapestry app from the Education section (search for TapestryMobile) and for Android devices just download from the Play Store.

Login using your email address and the password we give you. We strongly recommend that you change your password on your first visit.

Changing your settings

On the computer

At the top right of your screen you will see your name, and selecting this will give you the option to ‘Edit Preferences’. Choose this option and you will be presented with a screen giving you the option to change your email address and password.

You also have the option to receive an email whenever a new observation is added to your child’s Learning Journey just tick the relevant box if you would like to change this setting.

On iphone/ipad

To change your settings on the iphone/ipad app, click the cog button on the bottom right hand side of the application. This enables you to change password and or email address.

Viewing my child’s Learning Journey

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. We love reading your comments so please feel free to add them.

Adding an entry to my child’s Learning Journey

Choose the ‘Add Observation’ option (or the ‘plus’ icon on your iphone/ipad) 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’.

Let us know how you get on