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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 for EYFS (video playlist)

Starting with Tapestry for Key Stage 1 & 2 (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'.

We have now also begun adding video tutorials to our YouTube Channel here

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. Starting with Tapestry for EYFS (video)
  2. Starting with Tapestry for Key Stage 1 & 2 (video)
  3. How to purchase and set up a new Tapestry account
  4. Setting up your term dates/assessment periods
  5. Controlling which assessment frameworks are enabled on your account
  6. Enabling flags
  7. Bespoke flags - adding and editing flag sets
  8. Bespoke flags - draft flags
  9. Setting up EYFS 2021
  10. Enabling and disabling Birth to Five Matters flags and reference materials
  11. Setting up CoETL 2021
  12. Setting up the KS1 and KS2 assessment sections 
  13. Setting up and using the SEND framework
  14. Setting up and using the Cherry Garden framework
  15. Setting up and using the Pre-Key Stage 1 and 2 framework
  16. Setting up and using the IEYC framework
  17. Setting up and using the Australian EYLF framework 
  18. Setting up and using the Australian VEYLDF framework
  19. Setting up and using the Australian Developmental Milestones
  20. Adding your Tapestry contact details
  21. Adding children individually
  22. Activating children that are enrolling
  23. Child Status FAQs
  24. Adding profile photos for children
  25. Setting user permissions for children
  26. Adding staff members individually
  27. Creating a CSV (spreadsheet) file for adding children and staff
  28. Importing children from SIMS
  29. Adding children in bulk via CSV (spreadsheet) file
  30. Adding staff in bulk via CSV (spreadsheet) file
  31. How to change a staff user type
  32. Setting user permissions for staff
  33. Setting default notification preferences for staff
  34. Setting a password policy
  35. Linking key children to staff
  36. Restricting staff to only see their key children
  37. Setting your page filter defaults to only show your key children
  38. Adding groups
  39. Enabling memos
  40. Customising your account
  41. Which device to use with the Tapestry app

    Getting Started with Tapestry
  42. The difference between the browser version of Tapestry and the App
  43. Changing your PIN, password, and email address from the browser
  44. Setting your own notification preferences
  45. How to manage your newsletter preferences
  46. Adding an observation
  47. Adding a group observation and splitting it
  48. Observation Statuses
  49. How to delete and restore observations
  50. Scheduling posts
  51. Using the new EYFS 2021 framework
  52. Setting Key Stage Maintained Achievement Points for children
  53. Assessing with the KS1 and KS2 frameworks
  54. Baseline assessment (Cherry Garden)
  55. Setting Targets (Cherry Garden)
  56. How Cherry Garden scores are calculated
  57. All About Me

    Bespoke Frameworks
  58. Bespoke Frameworks: Creating a CSV
  59. Bespoke Frameworks: Uploading your CSV file
  60. Bespoke Frameworks: Scales, Details & Components
  61. Bespoke Frameworks: Editing a framework
  62. Bespoke Frameworks: Deleting a framework
  63. Bespoke Frameworks: Draft Bespoke Frameworks

  64. Booking: How to set up the booking system on your account
  65. Booking: How to navigate the booking system
  66. Booking: How to set up your sessions
  67. Booking: Setting/changing your opening hours
  68. Booking: Creating, editing and deleting your rooms
  69. Booking: Assigning/moving children between rooms
  70. Booking: Adding/editing your closures & school holidays
  71. Booking: Setting a regular schedule for a child
  72. Booking: Adding an extra booking or planned absence for a child
  73. Booking: Daily & weekly room views
  74. Booking: Printing a register
  75. Booking: Exporting data

    Child Login
  76. Enabling and setting up Child Login
  77. Setting up login pages for groups of children
  78. Generating/resetting passwords for children
  79. How to use the Child Login feature
  80. Child password setting advice
  81. Setting user permissions for children
  82. Enabling a group login page on other computers
  83. Editing a group login page
  84. Setting up and removing home access to Child Login
  85. What to do if you can't see a child or group on the Child Login page
  86. How to delete or remove access to group login pages
  87. Tutorials for children

  88. How to log in to Tapestry CPD
  89. Using Tapestry CPD
  90. How to enrol onto a course
  91. How to unsubscribe or change CPD email preferences
  92. How to change your linked Tapestry account

  93. Using the Montessori Framework
  94. Linking the EYFS to your Montessori assessments
  95. Linking Montessori activities to EYLF outcomes
  96. Using the Montessori Framework on the app (iOS)

  97. Setting up Reflections
  98. Adding a Reflection
  99. Viewing a Reflection
  100. Updating a Reflection

    Reflections if you have the Australian account 
    (This is only applicable to you if you are based in Australia)
  101. How to enable Reflections on your account (Australian Services only)
  102. Setting up Tag sets  (Australian Services only)
  103. Setting user permissions for Reflections  (Australian Services only)
  104. Adding Reflections  (Australian Services only)
  105. Restricted Reflections  (Australian Services only)
  106. Viewing Reflections by Tag  (Australian Services only)
  107. Tag Counts Summary screen  (Australian Services only)
  108. Reflection Count screens  (Australian Services only)
  109. Staff Activity Screen  (Australian Services only)
  110. Relative Activity Screen   (Australian Services only)

  111. Setting up 'Activities'
  112. Tapestry's Activity Catalogue
  113. Your Activities Collection
  114. Adding activities to your activities collection
  115. Planned Activities

    Care Diary
  116. Setting up the Care Diary
  117. How to use the Care Diary features
  118. How to add an accident form on the Care Diary
  119. How to bulk export accident forms
  120. Accident Tracking
  121. How to use the Comments tool in the Care Diary

  122. How to enable the Accidents Feature
  123. Adding an Accident Form from the Accidents Feature
  124. How to bulk export accident forms
  125. Using the Comments Tool in the Accidents Feature
  126. Accident Tracking

  127. Setting up the Documents Feature
  128. How to use the Documents feature
  129. How to Delete Folders and Files from the Documents Feature

  130. Adding and editing a report
  131. Setting staff user permissions for reports
  132. Setting relative user permissions for reports
  133. Exporting reports to PDF
  134. Deleting and restoring reports
  135. Creating an EYFS 2021 report
  136. Creating a EYFS 2021 Two Year Check Report
  137. Creating a SEND Report
  138. Creating a Key Stage Report
  139. Creating a Montessori Report
  140. Creating an EYLF Report
  141. Creating a VEYLDF Report

    General Use
  142. Beginning a new academic year to-do list
  143. Updating your Tapestry contact details
  144. How to switch between staff accounts
  145. Using Flags
  146. Name Labels
  147. Hashtags
  148. Memos
  149. Scheduling posts
  150. How to reply to an observation with an observation
  151. Linking when adding or editing a post
  152. Downloading journals to PDFs for staff and relatives
  153. Viewing changes that have been made to your account ('History')
  154. Tapestry email log
  155. Exporting data into SIMS
  156. Reactivating an inactive/deleted child
  157. Reactivating an inactive/deleted staff member
  158. Reactivating an inactive/deleted relative
  159. Using the page filters
  160. Retrying a user's activation
  161. Resubscribing Unsubscribed Users
  162. Fixing Duplicate Accounts
  163. User Status
  164. Logging into the FSF using your Tapestry details
  165. Old EYFS tutorials

    Setting up Relatives (managers only)
  166. Setting up relatives video
  167. Adding relatives individually
  168. Creating a CSV file (spreadsheet) for adding relatives
  169. Adding relatives in bulk via CSV (spreadsheet) file
  170. Linking relatives to children
  171. Setting user permissions for relatives
  172. Setting a password policy
  173. Setting default notification preferences for relatives
  174. Allowing relatives to export media from observations
  175. Managing received relatives from a child transfer

  176. Staff Observation Count screen
  177. Relative Activity screen
  178. How to bulk export observations for moderation purposes
  179. EYFS 2021 - Areas of Concern (Guided View)
  180. EYFS 2021 - Areas of Concern (Group View)
  181. EYFS 2021 - Thoroughness Screens
  182. EYFS 2021 - How to see the number of observations for children
  183. SEND: Summative assessment screen
  184. SEND: Statements screen
  185. Cherry Garden: Orchard
  186. Cherry Garden: Individual Statement Screen
  187. Cherry Garden: Strand Scores
  188. Cherry Garden: Term Progress
  189. Cherry Garden: Target Progress
  190. Pre-Key Stage 1/2 Statements Screens
  191. KS1 and KS2 summative assessment data
  192. KS1/KS2 Analysis – Attainment screen
  193. KS1/KS2 Analysis - Achievement Screen
  194. KS1/KS2 Analysis - Absence screen
  195. KS1/KS2 Analysis - Coverage screen
  196. Montessori Activities Overview Screen
  197. Montessori Summative assessment screen
  198. Montessori Assessment Count screen
  199. Australian EYLF Summative Assessment screens
  200. Australian EYLF Indicator Screens
  201. Australian EYLF Assessment Count Screens
  202. Australian EYLF Progress Screen
  203. Australian VEYLDF Summative Assessment Screens
  204. Australian VEYLDF Indicator Screens
  205. Australian VEYLDF Assessment Count Screens
  206. Australian VEYLDF Progress Screen
  207. Australian Developmental Milestones Summative Assessment Screens
  208. Australian Developmental Milestones Progress Tracker Screens
  209. Leuven Analysis Screens

    End of the Year
  210. Downloading journals to PDFs for staff and relatives
  211. How to bulk export observations
  212. How to bulk export pictures and videos from observations
  213. Allowing staff and relatives to export media from observations
  214. Transferring children between Tapestry packages
  215. Deactivating children
  216. Deleting children
  217. Activating children that are enrolling
  218. Deactivating staff members
  219. Deleting staff members
  220. Deactivating relatives
  221. Deleting relatives
  222. EYFSP ELG 2021 Submission
  223. EYFSP ELG 2021 - GLD screen
  224. Exporting data into SIMS
  225. EYFS - 6 things to do at the end of term
  226. Key Stage - 5 things to do at the end of term

  227. Which device to use with the Tapestry app
  228. Restarting the App
  229. Extending your login time on Android devices
  230. Extending your login time on Apple devices
  231. What to do if the videos you are taking through Tapestry aren't recording sound

    iOS App
  232. iOS app walk-through
  233. How to add an observation on the app - iOS
  234. How to add flags on the iOS App
  235. How to switch school/nursery/childminder on the iOS app
  236. Enabling and using the offline mode on the iOS app
  237. Enabling and using push notifications on the iOS app
  238. How to change your email, password and PIN on the iOS app
  239. Enabling Face ID or Touch ID on the iOS App
  240. What to do if a user isn't receiving push notifications

    Android App
  241. Android app walk-through
  242. How to add an observation on the Android app
  243. How to add flags on the Android App
  244. Editing an observation on Android app
  245. Deleting/changing the status an observation on the Android app
  246. Draft observations on the Android app
  247. Replying to an observation with an observation on the Android app
  248. How to switch user on the Android app
  249. How to switch school/nursery/childminder on the Android app
  250. Enabling and using the offline mode on the Android app
  251. Enabling and using push notifications on the Android app
  252. How to change your email, password and PIN on the Android app
  253. How to set up fingerprint unlocking on the Android app
  254. What to do if a user isn't receiving push notifications

    Troubleshooting and Tips
  255. Finding/restoring inactive or deleted children
  256. How to merge duplicate child accounts
  257. Tapestry password setting advice
  258. Having more than one account
  259. Why you might be getting logged out repeatedly
  260. Can't add relative as it says "This email address is already in use"
  261. Troubleshooting for relative logging in issues
  262. Troubleshooting for staff member logging in issues
  263. Unlocking locked accounts
  264. Not receiving email notifications
  265. Transfer notifications explanations
  266. What to do when you are a manager/headteacher leaving your setting
  267. How to upload large videos
  268. Setting up iPad/iOS parental controls
  269. What to do if a user isn't receiving push notifications

    Managing your Tapestry and FSF subscriptions
  270. Converting a trial account
  271. How to renew your account/pay an invoice
  272. Increasing your Tapestry package size
  273. Your invoice explained
  274. How to add a PO number to your invoice
  275. How to add an alternative FSF contact
  276. How to change your FSF email address
  277. How to update your address/contact details
  278. Settling an invoice through the FSF
  279. Logging into FSF using your Tapestry details

    Data Protection 
  280. Subject Access Request
  281. We entered the wrong email address into Tapestry, giving a stranger access
  282. Someone says they can see observations relating to a child that they should not be able to see
  283. What to do if someone has had their email account hacked or stolen
  284. Someone appears to be using someone else's account
  285. The laptop, phone or tablet someone uses to access Tapestry has been lost or stolen
  286. How to delete the personal data on your Tapestry account
  287. How to deal with a request to restrict processing


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. 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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