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  1. Hi, I hope somebody can help. Our early years setting is part of a private school from 2 to 18 years. We are only Just beginning to show and track progress. In the nursery class and Reception class we have done a baseline assessment, well a best fit approach. We will then do summative assessments at the end of each term. For the whole school approach I have to show numerically and with percentages how much progress we are making and to set targets. My initial idea is to do something similar to GLD, 1-emerging 2-developing 3-secure. So for nursery for example, the majority are within 30-50, so a child that is developing in that area would get 2, I thought if they were in the age band before they would minus 1 point or 3 depending. The problem arises when they are in the age band before. It also wouldn't be cumulative year upon year. Can anyone suggest any ideas or what they do. Thank you!
  2. Age brackets

    In the tracking section of Tapestry, is it possible to alter what determines "below actual age" "at actual age" and "above actual age". For example, a child who is 48 months old. Achieving 30-50 Developing in Making Relationships. This is labelled as "Below actual age" and highlighted pink as per the key. Technically he is still ok to be in that age range (as he's 48m) especially as we do not expect children to be wholly in 40-60 whilst still at pre-school. Is there anything I can alter here? Am I making sense?! or being pedantic! When analysing I just would prefer to clearly see those children that are really at risk of delay (pink) and not mixed in with children like in my example, who are not. Thanks in advance!
  3. Hi there, Please would you tell me if there is a way to add summative assessments to each child in group view page. For example, if I wanted to add summative assessments for the class in a single area of learning, i.e. Numbers, followed by Shape, would I be able to do this, or do I have to go into each child individually? Thanks
  4. EYLF

    Hi ,I am a bit confused about the use of EYLF is this a optional task ,is it referring to preschool children as some of this statements are advanced for the 3-4 age group? Thank you
  5. Newbie

    Hi , I am very new to this online forum,and have just been on a trial version of Tapestry. Does anyone know if you can let two parents access their child's learning journal but with out them actually seeing each others comments or do I need to set up two learning journals for the same child?
  6. Hi, Just wondering if there has been any progress on the newsletter function that was suggested as a possibilty a few months ago? We tried having a false child and adding all parents but we had complaints from parents that they could see each others names. Is this going to happen soon? Thanks
  7. Hi I'm new to the forum, we are looking at transport this term with our 3 and 4 year olds. We have broke the theme down to air, Rail, Road and Sea. We are currently looking at sea transport. I'm looking for fun activity ideas. Can anyone help?
  8. Hi, We have a number of children whose parents do not want an online Learning journal. It is very time consuming operating two systems so my headteacher wondered if there is any way we could add observations but not have these online so there is no risk of anyone accessing the journals online. Thanks
  9. Would it be possible to automatically tag all of the replica statements in other areas of learning if you click on one? For example if you click on hear and say initial sounds in Reading it will come up in Writing too. I believe there are also some replicas in EMM and MH.
  10. Would you enjoy working and supporting young children reach their potential and still have time for your family? Would you like a part-time job with holiday pay? Then why not apply to a small privately run Nursery/Pre-school for children aged 2-5 years based in Cobham. We are looking for either a passionate, experienced Nursery Manager or someone working at a senior level: Deputy Manager with Early Years Teacher/ QTS/ EYPS/PGCE, ready to take their next challenge or ready to become a manager of a growing setting. Term time Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs and Fridays 38 weeks a year Hours to be agreed 20 - 30 hours Salary : Dependent on role and experience Holiday Pay Pension CPD/Training Start: January 2018 Required education: Level 3/ Level 4 / Level 5 / EYPS/EYT/QTS / PGCE The successful candidate will have A friendly / flexible and calm approach High expectations Excellent organisational skills Excellent communication skills with staff and parents Experience of dealing with confidential issues and problem-solving. At least 2 years managerial/supervisory role experience. Proven keyperson experience An in-depth knowledge and understanding of the EYFS and Ofsted requirements is essential Carried out roles of SENDCO and or DSL although not necesary Able to work within a team situation and inspire colleagues The ability to manage and motivate a team. The candidate will be expected to commit to: The highest possible standards of safety and safeguarding Our Nursery preschool's ethos and values Clear and professional communication Keeping up to date with Regulatory/EYFS changes For more details call 07990578682
  11. Hi we are looking at introducing digital/online learning journeys into our setting. I have started looking into all the different providers out there and would welcome any advice as to what to look for and how to go out about choosing the right one for us. There are so many to choose from! Any advice/ feedback would be very gratefully received.
  12. HI Does anyone have , or know where I can find, the piano sheet music for ' there isn't any room' (sometimes known as Rat a ta tat) nativity song please? We want to use it this year - but pianist is struggling to find the score for it! Thank you all!
  13. Hi, My senior leadership team have requested that I produce a document that shows where children should be at by the end of the academic year based on their starting points. This data will be used to show that the children have made expected progress which is 3 steps in our Nursery setting. (It is, of course, hoped that we will be able to 'add value' by the end of the year so that the children are in, or above, the ARE/ expected development age range). :unsure: The starting point for this data will be last year's, end of term 3, summative assessment data for existing students from our Pre-Nursery class and our new baselines for 'new to the setting' students. Is there a way that I can use the Tapestry analysis section to suck out this type of information to predict where children will be at the end of the year? The only way I can think of doing this is manually sucking out starting points for individual children then (manually) adding it to a separate spreadsheet....do other people have to do this too? Ideas pleeeeeease! Thank you!
  14. Hi all, Some fantastic information and advice on here so thought I would share a question I have. I am in my second year teaching EYFS (Reception) as I was previously in year 1 and 2. Recently subject leaders are wanting to see planning for different subjects e.g. science, history and geography etc. I obviously don't have these as they are different but I am aware some areas do link in to the National Curriculum. I was told by someone who was formally a Reception class teacher that I should be teaching 'Science' as 'knowledge and understanding the world- the world' every week as all EYFS areas are as important as one another and there should be some focused adult led teaching for every area, every week. Now- this seems like a lot. Is this the norm? I do have enhanced provision set up to meet all areas of the EYFS curriculum, with an objective we will cover for each area I have set up but she said this is not enough as it is too 'airy fairy'. I am starting to use objective led planning but even having an objective to cover for all children within every area seems like I would be just constantly chasing my tail. Could someone let me know how you manage this and what it this norm? Thank you!
  15. ​Hello ​I'm getting quite confused with these terms. ​Am I right in thinking that "Activating" is when they have been sent the initial email and it is waiting for them to sign up. "Last active" I presume is when they have last logged on to Tapestry? ​So if a parent is simply listed as "Active" - have they ever logged on? Could it be that they just use the app/emails to view observations? ​I have a lot of parents still listed as "Active" and I can't work out if it means they are viewing things or aren't and whether I should be chasing them/sending reset password emails!? ​Not sure if this is an obvious question or not! Thanks in advance!
  16. ​This is a bit of an odd request but we think it would be useful to be able to schedule observations to be uploaded at a future point. ​Purely for things like reminders to parents and information like that. ​I realise it would probably be a lot of faff for a small return when children's observations would not be known to do in the future but I thought I would add my idea anyway!
  17. Hi We are just finding our way around Tapestry having bought the package for use from this Sept. We used PRAMS before and found that the Key worker Thoroughness Report function was incredibly useful and a good tool to confront consistently under performing staffs with. I know Tapestry is the newer an better version to PRAMS but I cannot work out how to use this function. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you
  18. adding documents

    Hi I am new and am currently awaiting for payment to be processed to be upgraded to the full version . I am trying to add an observation - I want to upload a word document - can this only be done when I have full access? It allows me to uplaod a photo but not a word/pdf -can anyone help please
  19. Hello there. We use a mobile cookery unit within our early years setting, which allows the children to bake in their rooms. Whilst we have risk assessed the use of this etc, we now need to put a policy in place around its use and I just wondered whether anyone has written or come across such a thing before? Thanks
  20. Bishops Waltham Montessori is looking for a dynamic and very special Early Years Leader. term time only - 37.5 hours a week, salary dependent on experience for a January start. Although having a Montessori qualification would be an advantage a sound knowledge of the philosophy and the willingness to learn is more important. A relevant Level 3 and above qualification is a necessity. For more information please contact Danielle on 07979457486 or email <bdo dir="rtl">ku.oc.iros<span>setnom<!-- wko -->mahtla<!-- ded -->wsp<!-- fcx -->ohsib@o</span>fn<!-- dsy -->i</bdo>
  21. Brand new to tapestry!

    ​Hi everyone ​I am looking for a bit of direction! We are a large setting with around 250 registered children. We are hoping to purchase tapestry after our trial. ​My questions are as follows, also sorry if there is an easy access to these questions but I am trying to steer the tapestry ship at work and learning from just giving it a go!! ​Please could someone let me know how you started the transition period between paper work and tapestry. How did you all start a baseline of development? ​Also is there a summary feature? We currently hand write a summary of each area to each child every 6months. ​Thank you in advance! ​Laura
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  23. Hi i have been setting tapestry up for our setting. i am wanting to transfer all the children stages of development over. I have done this for one child from our current online system, I am having problems tracking them in the correct age in the summative assessment area as for example this child is emerging in birth to 11 maths area but has covered one of the statements in 8-20 through another observation (they have not secured this statement i have left it as no refinement).so on the old child's tracking it shows they are emerging in birth to 11 months,this is correct whereas on tapestry because I have put that observation on in the 8 - 20 age it is saying the child is secure in the birth - 11 when they should be emerging. can anyone help me. thanks Rachel
  24. Hello all, I'm planning for our setting's outdoor environment and would like to lead an activity based on a storybook. I can only think of two suitable storybooks, The Gruffalo and We're Going on a Bear Hunt, but we have used those books already recently and I want to try something new. Does anyone have any suggestions? We are very lucky in our setting and therefore space and resources should not be a problem. Thank you!
  25. Hi everyone! I just admitted a child back into the setting after she left us in July to pre-school attached to a primary school. Her parent had a change of mind and brought her back. Now my dilemma is of course, if there is any way I can get her profile back? It has been deleted couple of weeks ago and I can' see the option of how to restore. Many thanks!
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