We are delighted to be launching our new online ‘E-learning Journals’ during the summer term 2014. Children attending Pre-school will have a personal online E-Learning Journal, documenting their experiences and development during their time with us. However, those children who leave us to attend First School in July will continue with the paper format.
What is Tapestry?
Tapestry is a secure online system which holds observations and developmental records about your child in an E-Learning Journal.
Tapestry provides parents/carers with the ability to view their child’s personal e-learning journal at any time. Which can be viewed and contributed to by the parent/carer and other authorised family members. It will provide parents/carers who are unable to attend the setting daily the opportunity to have some two-way feedback with their child’s key person.
Previously our learning Journals have been in paper format, and although they are a wonderful record of children’s learning and development, we felt that an online journal would provide easier access for parents/carers to view their child's development.
How to access the E-Learning Journal?
Using your username and password you will be able log on to view photographs, observations of your child. You will even receive an email telling you when a new observation or piece of work is available for you to view. This will enable you to follow your child's individual progress closely and allow you to talk with your child about their achievements and experiences each day.
Parents will be issued with a password to enable them to log in to their child’s personal E-learning Journal. This will be done via the Pre-school's Tapestry website where you are able to log in. Each parent can register their own email address in order to have individual log in and access. Parents who do not have access to email/internet will be able to log in using the Pre-school's equipment or receive their child’s E-learning Journal in printed form.
When will this happen?
We are implementing Tapestry during the Summer term 2014, and intend to have all the children entered into the system by the end of April. Once we have received the Permission and Usage Agreement, you will receive your personal log in details for your child’s E-learning Journal. You will be issued with a password and further details about how to access and use your child's E-Learning Journal.
If you have any questions about the Tapestry system please do not hesitate to ask our Pre-school manager or Deputy Manager. Alternatively visit http://eyfs.info/tapestry-info/introduction for more information.