Tapestry has a host of features and functions to offer. Aside from the extensive ability to customise Tapestry to the requirements of each individual setting, these are some of the main features which our weavers love.
Features to help you record
Split group observations
Separate group observations instantly so each child can have their own version but with relevant amendments.
Use #hashtags in observations to identify key-phrases such as ‘#childinitiated’ or specific focus points e.g. #behaviour, as well as for categorising observations e.g. ‘#outdoors’.
Create reports for the children on your Tapestry using one of our flexible templates for EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2, Montessori, SEND and more.
About Me pages
A page all about each child which can be filled in by them, their parents, or staff.
Single child observation
Record each child's achievements and special moments using written descriptions and media.
Food and drink diary
Use the care diary to record the food and drink a child has had throughout the day.
Features to help you track
Early Adopter ELGs
The new ELGs are available on Tapestry for if you'd like to become an early adopter of them.
Keep track of how many of each type of observations staff are making and who they are making them for.
Quickly and easily see where the gaps in your assessments are.
Suggested next Montessori activities
Tapestry offers suggestions of which activities a child may be presented next based on the assessments made so far.
Montessori descriptors and activities
Tapestry offers in depth and detailed descriptors of the Montessori curriculum and activities.
EYFSP and GLD
Use the EYFSP screens to see the % of children achieving GLD.
Cherry Garden Framework
Document SEND children’s learning using the unique and flexible Cherry Garden framework.
The International Early Years Curriculum
Use the IEYC together with Tapestry to support your children's development.
Features to improve your lives!
PDF Learning Journal
Export each child's learning journal to PDF to get an offline version of it and for families to treasure long after they have left your care.
Bulk media export
Export all the videos and pictures for a child in one go to give their family quick and easy offline access.
Make transitions a bit easier by transferring profiles from one Tapestry account to another.
Choose from a number of design options for the background of the browser version of Tapestry.
Multiple staff types
Add staff members as one of three different staff user types with varying access/control.
Unlimited staff members
Add as many staff members of any status as you'd like.
Access Tapestry on as many devices as you like.
Free and unlimited relative profiles
Add as many family members as you like so they can view and contribute to their child's learning journal and care diary.
Tailored User Permissions
Tailor user permissions for each staff member and family member in a way that works for your provision.
Video and written tutorials
Our tutorials will take you step by step through every available feature.
Partnership with Families
Tapestry can help you to build on your existing relationships with the parents and carers of children at your setting.
The Foundation Stage Forum
Access the FSF with your Tapestry login details for free! The forum is a gathering place for educators to talk and to find articles, resources, and podcasts.
Memos will allow you to share news and updates with relatives. Through Memos you will be able to share information not only with groups of relatives, but also specific relatives.
Child Enrolling Status
Get organised by setting up new children on your account before they have officially started with you.