Tapestry- Setting up at home

A Parents’ Guide to Tapestry.


All Nursery and Reception children at our school have a personal on-line Learning Journey where we record photos, observations and comments in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage. This will provide a record of your child’s experiences during the time they are with us.

We have selected a UK based service called Tapestry to host your child’s records. You will have secure access to your child’s Learning Journey and, in addition to viewing our contributions; we encourage you to add to it by uploading your photos and comments, or adding comments to observations made by us.

Logging in to Tapestry
We will setup an account for you and give you your login details once you have provided us with an email address and signed permission forms. To Login go to http://tapestryjournal.com using your internet browser of choice. We recommend using a modern browser such as chrome or Firefox. We also strongly recommend that you change your password on your first visit to the site.

On a PC or MAC
To change your setting for the site click on your name in the top right corner of the browser window then click on ‘Edit Preferences’.
This will give you the following options:

  • change your email address and password
  • Receive an email whenever a new observation is added to your child’s Learning Journey.

On Apple phones or tablets.
Visit the iTunes store and download the Tapestry app free of charge from the Education section (search for tapestry mobile). To change your settings in
the app, click the ‘cog’ button on the bottom right hand side of the screen. This enables you to change password and/or email address.

On Android phones or tablets
You can download the Android Tapestry app from the Google play store (search for tapestry mobile). To change your settings in the app, click the ‘three dots’ button on the top right hand corner of the screen. This enables you to change password and/or email address.

Viewing your 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. You can add comments in the box at the bottom of the observation if you would like to- and we look forward to receiving your comments!
Adding an entry to your child’s learning journey.
Choose the ‘Add observation’ option (or the ‘plus’ icon on your phone or tablet) and add the relevant information in the boxes on screen. Your photos and videos maybe uploaded by choosing the ‘add media’ option.

Links to website:

  • Tapestry for Parents on Android Tutorial
  •  Tapestry for Parents on iOS Tutorial
  • Tapestry for Parents on Mac or PC