To help support the children’s learning and development we observe them during their day and assess the learning they have obtained and decide how we can support them to develop.
Instead of using the old paper book style way of recording we provide all children with an ‘online journal’ through the ‘Tapestry’ platform, where we can instantly upload photos, videos and observations of the children ready for us to assess and plan for their next step.
Once the observation has been assessed, parent/carers receive an email alert to let them know something new has been added to their child’s Learning Journal. This journal can be accessed using their own secure login details, on a computer via https://tapestryjournal.com or by using the ‘Tapestry’ app on their mobile devices. In this way they are able to see what their child has been up to and add their own comments to the observation.
Parents/carers also have the opportunity to upload information on the things their children have been doing whilst they are not in preschool – such as, helping to prepare the vegetables for dinner, having family and friends round, or sharing a special story.
We feel that using ‘Tapestry’ helps us to provide a strong partnership between preschool and home.