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If you're brand new to Tapestry and are looking for help on how to create a Tapestry account and what to do when you first login, take a look at one of these:


Starting with Tapestry (Written)

Starting with Tapestry (Video)

How to set up your account (Video)


For those of you who already have an account and are looking for something more than the very first things you do when you login, take a look through the list of tutorials below. They will take you through all of the functions available on Tapestry. Many of them require manager access but if you've been set up as a full account staff member or PIN only staff member you may still find these useful, especially those under the headings 'Getting Started with Tapestry' and 'General Use'.


If you have a relative account, the best place to go for help using Tapestry is here. Alternatively you can speak to a manager at your child's setting.



Setting up Tapestry (managers only)

  1. How to set up your Tapestry account (Video)
  2. Changing term dates
  3. Controlling which assessment pickers are available
  4. Setting up the KS1 and KS2 assessment sections
  5. Setting up and using the SEND framework
  6. Updating your Tapestry contact details
  7. Adding children one at a time
  8. Adding staff members one at a time
  9. Creating a CSV file for adding children and staff
  10. Adding children in bulk via CSV (spreadsheet) file
  11. Adding staff in bulk via CSV (spreadsheet) file
  12. Adding key children to staff
  13. Restricting staff to only see their key children
  14. Adding groups
  15. Setting user permissions for staff
  16. Setting page filter defaults to show you your key children
  17. Setting a password policy
  18. Customising your account

    Getting Started with Tapestry
  19. Changing your PIN, password, and email address
  20. Adding an observation
  21. Adding a group observation and splitting it
  22. How to delete and restore observations
  23. Assessing with the KS1 and KS2 frameworks
  24. Using the Montessori Framework
  25. Linking the EYFS to your Montessori assessments
  26. *new* Using the Montessori Framework on the app (iOS)
  27. Baseline assessments (EYFS)
  28. All About Me

    General Use
  29. Switching accounts
  30. Next steps and next obs
  31. Downloading journals to PDF for staff and relatives
  32. Viewing changes that have been made to your account ('Events')
  33. Creating a report or two year progress check
  34. Making reports visible to staff
  35. Tapestry email log
  36. Reactivating an inactive/deleted child
  37. Reactivating an inactive/deleted staff member
  38. Using the page filters
  39. Dealing with the Unsubscribe and Resubscribe Process
  40. Fixing Duplicate Accounts
  41. User Status, Account Activation and Unsubscription FAQs
  42. Beginning a new academic year to-do list
  43. *New* Enabling and using the care diary

    Setting up Relatives (managers only)
  44. Adding relatives one at a time
  45. Creating a CSV file (through excel) for adding relatives
  46. Adding relatives in bulk via CSV (spreadsheet) file
  47. Linking relatives to children
  48. Setting user permissions for relatives
  49. Setting a password policy
  50. Notification preferences
  51. Allowing relatives to export media from observations
  52. Transfer: Managing Your Received Relatives

    Tracking and reports
  53. Configuring Tapestry for Analysis
  54. How figures in the analysis EYFS section are calculated
  55. EYFS Snapshots - baseline assessments
  56. EYFS Snapshots - attainment by period
  57. EYFS Snapshots - when and what are the highest/lowest summative assessments
  58. EYFS Snapshots - when and what what were the earliest/latest summative assessments
  59. EYFS Snapshots - age band tracker
  60. EYFS Snapshots - statement screen
  61. EYFS GLD tracking screen
  62. EYFS - How to see the attainment for an individual child
  63. EYFS - How to see attainment for groups of children
  64. EYFS - How to see how much progress an individual child is making
  65. How to see the number of observations and EYFS assessments for children
  66. EYFS Analysis Brief
  67. EYFS Analysis Full
  68. SEND: Summative assessment screen
  69. SEND: Statements screen
  70. KS1 and KS2 summative assessment data
  71. KS1/KS2 Analysis – Attainment screen
  72. KS1/KS2 Analysis - Achievement Screen
  73. KS1/KS2 Analysis - Absence screen
  74. KS1/KS2 Analysis - Coverage screen

    End of the Year
  75. EYFSP Submission (snapshot version)
  76. Downloading journals to PDF for staff and relatives
  77. *new* Bulk Export of Pictures and Videos from Observations
  78. Allowing staff and relatives to export media from observations
  79. Transferring a child to another Tapestry package
  80. Deactivating children
  81. Deleting children
  82. Deactivating staff members
  83. Deleting staff members
  84. Deactivating relatives
  85. Deleting relatives

  86. Restarting the App
  87. Changing your password and PIN
  88. Extending your login time on Android devices
  89. Extending your login time on Apple devices
  90. Accessing multiple tapestry accounts using the app
  91. What to do if the videos you are taking through Tapestry aren't recording sound

    Troubleshooting and Tips
  92. How to upload large videos
  93. How to merge two profiles (if a child has been added twice)
  94. Finding/restoring inactive or deleted children
  95. Unlocking locked accounts
  96. Why you might be getting logged out repeatedly
  97. Tapestry password setting advice
  98. Can't add relative as it says "This email address is already in use"
  99. Not receiving email notifications
  100. Troubleshooting for relative logging in issues
  101. Troubleshooting for staff member logging in issues
  102. Transfer notifications explanations
  103. Unsubscribing from our mailing list

    Your Subscription
  104. Converting a trial account
  105. How to add an alternative FSF contact
  106. Your invoice explained/How to add a PO Number to your invoice
  107. Increasing your Tapestry package size
  108. How to renew your account/pay an invoice


If you can't find the answer to your query here, you can contact our customer support team by emailing tapestry.support@eyfs.info


If you're looking for resources such as downloadable copies of parent guides, permission slip templates, or ideas of things to consider in terms of safeguarding and Tapestry please take a look in our resources section. You will need to choose a subcategory from the left hand side (under the title Tapestry 2016). Please note - you will have to be logged into your Foundation Stage Forum user account in order to view and download them.

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