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Tapestry is an innovative, interactive online learning journal.  Longwood Early Years Foundation team use Tapestry to record all of your child’s early years education.


Capturing Experiences

Our reception classes are fun-packed and busy. From our mud pie kitchen, puppet show, water and sand trays to phonics and new games, there is so much to do and so much to learn. Tapestry enhances these special moments and memories allowing our teachers to capture these experiences as well as monitoring progress and development.


Keeping Track

Each observation or page can include notes, photographs, videos and our EYFS team can record the assessments of each observation that has been made using the Early Learning Goals and Characteristics of Effective Learning. Tapestry provides the evidence for summative assessments and sets next steps. These observations can be enhanced by comments from other staff and parents, and each page appears in a pleasing and coherent way.

Parental Involvement

This unique journal is shared online with parents and other relatives, who are able to see special moments and view their child's progress. They also have the access to ‘like,’ comment and upload their own media. Text, images and videos can be easily uploaded via PC, tablet or using the mobile app - anywhere there is an online connection! Every entry helps to create a complete story of a child's time at Longwood. When children leave the setting, parents are provided with a permanent version of their child's journal as a keepsake.



Tapestry is available via logging on to the website or downloading onto Apple, Android and Amazon Fire devices.


Online Safety

Tapestry is used by hundreds of nurseries, pre-schools and schools all over the country, each setting receives a complete, secure application with its own web address, as well as full viewing and editing controls. No other parent is able to see your child’s profile and is only accessible to the class teacher and parent. All parents are required to give consent before Tapestry is used by the school.