How does it work? 

Tapestry provides each individual child with their own Learning Journal. 

Parents and carers are given their own log-in using their email and password, which can be changed after the first log-in to make the account more secure. 

Both you and our staff can use the app to upload observations, photos, or videos, recording children’s achievements and assessing their learning in reference to the EYFS curriculum. 

Parents can change their settings so they can receive an email when a new observation about their child has been added. You will be able to view updates and observations anytime and add any comments of your own.  

Who can access Tapestry?

Carers and family members can access Tapestry as long as we are made aware of any additional email addresses you wish to link with the system. 

A maximum of two accounts can be linked per child. 

Once you have given us an email address, we will set up an account for you! 

The Reception team also has access to all of the children’s Learning Journals. 

You should keep in mind that if your child is featured in a group observation, their photo may appear in another child’s Learning Journal. If you do not want your child’s photo to be visible in anyone else’s account, don’t hesitate to let us know. 

Where can I get the app?

To get started, go to https://eylj.org/ on your computer.

If you have an iPhone or iPad, please visit the iTunes store and download the Tapestry app from the Education section (search for Tapestry Mobile). 

If you have an Android or Tablet, search for ‘Tapestry Learning Journal’ and download the app.  

To log-in, you will use the account details we have given you after you registered your email with us. 

What is the PIN setting up for?

When you access Tapestry through a mobile phone or tablet for the first time, you will be asked to set a unique PIN. This will be required whenever you return to the application or after the screen has locked. 

How do I change my settings on the computer?

You will see your name at the top right of your screen, and selecting it will give you the option to ‘Edit Preferences’. Choose this option and you will be presented with a screen allowing you to change your email address and password. 

You also have the option to receive an email whenever a new observation is added to your child’s Learning Journal – just tick or untick the relevant box. 


How do I change my settings on iPhone/iPad/Android?

To change your settings on the iPhone or iPad app, click the ‘gear’ button on the top right-hand side of the application. 

This enables you to change your password and/or email address. 


How can I view my child’s Learning Journals? 

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 each observation for a closer look.  

You may add comments in the box at the bottom of the observation if you would like to – we love to receive comments from you! 

How do I add an entry to my child’s Learning Journal? 

Choose the ‘Add Observation’ option (or the ‘plus’ icon if you are using an iPhone, iPad or Android) and add the relevant information in the boxes provided. 

Photos and videos may be uploaded by choosing the ‘Add Media’ option. When you have saved your observation, you may go back to the home screen at any time by choosing ‘Home’. 

Will I receive a copy of my child’s Learning Journal at the end of the year?

Yes, we will save your child’s Learning Journal onto a CD-ROM for you to keep at the end of the year.

We hope you enjoy using Tapestry and that it helps to keep you informed about your child’s learning. 

If you have any questions or problems using Tapestry, don’t hesitate to get in touch: PPowell@thetrinity.sjcmat.co.uk

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