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Tapestry Newsletter January 2020

by emily on January 31

Hi Weavers,

 

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2020!

2019 was a busy year for us here at Tapestry HQ.  We moved into a new office building which allowed us to take on more members of staff, hold some educational events, and start recording videos (see our new YouTube channel). We also added lots of new features to Tapestry such as Documents and Reflections. For a full rundown of these you can check out our December newsletter. We have lots planned for Tapestry in the year ahead. As always, we will continue to work on improving and adding features and listening to what our users are saying.  Stay tuned!

EYFS Update

We have received quite a few questions from those of you wanting to know about how the proposed changes to the EYFS will be implemented on Tapestry. We want to reassure you that we are monitoring the changes carefully, but until the new framework is released, we are unable to start the process of adding anything. Our plan is to have the ELGs ready for September. We are waiting to see what is in store for Development Matters as this has not yet been shared.  A soon as we have a clear idea, we will begin work on adding any changes to Tapestry.

We are aware that some of you will be trialling the new version, but many will still be using the current framework. Our aim is to have both available on Tapestry, so practitioners can choose which one they want to use. As ever, you can subscribe to receive our newsletters to stay updated on the situation.

IEYC

If you use the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) framework in your setting, you can now assess your observations on Tapestry against these outcomes and statements. Developed by Fieldwork Education, the IEYC supports Early Years teachers, practitioners and leaders with a research-based curriculum tailored to the developmental needs of 2-5+ year olds, using global benchmarks of good practice in early childhood education.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Fieldwork and the IEYC, you can visit their website: https://fieldworkeducation.com/. To enable IEYC on your Tapestry account you just need to follow this tutorial and if you’d like to find out about Nehru World School’s experience with IEYC and Tapestry, you can read their case study here.

SEND series

For those of you looking for some advice and guidance on all things SEND, do make sure to check out our new SEND mini-series of videos available on YouTube. In them, our Tapestry SEND Advisor, Stephen Kilgour, answers questions that have been sent to our customer services. In the last video, Stephen provided some top tips on how to track development for SEND children on Tapestry.

A new video will be released every Monday until the 10th February. To be notified about them, you can subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Android beta testing

Would you be interested in becoming a Tapestry Android beta tester and being the first to access any updates to the app?

If so, we would love to hear your feedback on the beta version of the app we currently have available.

To sign up to be a beta tester you just need to go to https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.fsf.tapestryandroid on the device you want to test on. Please note that this is not available for Amazon Fire devices. If you have any questions about this, do get in touch with us at tapestry.support@eyfs.info.

Tapestry Training Sessions

If you are looking to make the most out of your Tapestry account, why not look at booking one of our personal online training sessions with one of our Tapestry experts? We run these Monday-Friday between 9:30-4:30 UK time. We charge £30 +VAT per half hour and you can book them for either half an hour or a full hour.

If you would like to set up one of these sessions, you can get in touch with us by emailing customer.service@eyfs.info.

Reminders

Tapestry price increase

From the 1st February the price of Tapestry will be increasing based on the rate of inflation. This is to allow us to continue improving Tapestry and the service we provide.

Any invoices generated before the 1st will have the old prices honoured for our normal payment terms of 30 days.

To see our new prices, you can read this forum post.

Change of bank details

If you are intending to pay any future invoices by BACS, please be advised that we changed bank providers in October last year. The new bank details can be found on your invoice.  If you require further confirmation of the new bank details for your finance team then please just email as below and we can send over confirmation.

Our previous account is pending closure and is not being checked daily by our finance team. Therefore, any payments made to this account may be delayed in being processed.

When making a BACs payment the invoice number must be quoted as part of the payment reference and remittance advices should be sent to bacs@eyfs.info.

If you have any questions regarding BACs payments, please contact us by emailing customer.service@eyfs.info.

 

Emily

Product Support Team Manager

Emily joined The FSF in 2016 after completing her Bachelor's degree in Arts and Culture at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. She is now the Product Support Manager. Fuelled with as much tea as humanly possible, she oversees the team that assist our lovely customers with all their Tapestry needs. Emily is incredibly knowledgeable about Tapestry. She is also really good at making lists. Emily’s other very important role is to try and supply baked goods for the office whenever possible.