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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 the Cherry Garden Bridging framework
  16. Setting up and using the Pre-Key Stage 1 and 2 framework
  17. Setting up and using the IEYC framework
  18. Setting up and using the Australian EYLF framework 
  19. Setting up and using the Australian VEYLDF framework
  20. Setting up and using the Australian Developmental Milestones
  21. Adding your Tapestry contact details
  22. Adding children individually
  23. Activating children that are enrolling
  24. Child Status FAQs
  25. Adding profile photos for children
  26. Setting user permissions for children
  27. Adding staff members individually
  28. Creating a CSV (spreadsheet) file for adding children and staff
  29. Importing children from SIMS
  30. Adding children in bulk via CSV (spreadsheet) file
  31. Adding staff in bulk via CSV (spreadsheet) file
  32. How to change a staff user type
  33. Setting user permissions for staff
  34. Setting default notification preferences for staff
  35. Setting a password policy
  36. Linking key children to staff
  37. Restricting staff to only see their key children
  38. Setting your page filter defaults to only show your key children
  39. Adding groups
  40. Enabling memos
  41. Customising your account
  42. Which device to use with the Tapestry app

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Android App
  243. Android app walk-through
  244. How to add an observation on the Android app
  245. How to add flags on the Android App
  246. Editing an observation on Android app
  247. Deleting/changing the status an observation on the Android app
  248. Draft observations on the Android app
  249. Replying to an observation with an observation on the Android app
  250. Adding Care Diary entries on the Android app
  251. Adding an accident on the Android app
  252. Draft Care Diary entries on the Android app
  253. Adding Care Diary comments on the Android app
  254. Viewing, editing and deleting an entry on the Android app
  255. How to switch user on the Android app
  256. How to switch school/nursery/childminder on the Android app
  257. Enabling and using the offline mode on the Android app
  258. Enabling and using push notifications on the Android app
  259. How to change your email, password and PIN on the Android app
  260. How to set up fingerprint unlocking on the Android app
  261. What to do if a user isn't receiving push notifications

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

    Managing your Tapestry and FSF subscriptions
  277. Converting a trial account
  278. How to renew your account/pay an invoice
  279. Increasing your Tapestry package size
  280. Your invoice explained
  281. How to add a PO number to your invoice
  282. How to add an alternative FSF contact
  283. How to change your FSF email address
  284. How to update your address/contact details
  285. Settling an invoice through the FSF
  286. Logging into FSF using your Tapestry details

    Data Protection 
  287. Subject Access Request
  288. We entered the wrong email address into Tapestry, giving a stranger access
  289. Someone says they can see observations relating to a child that they should not be able to see
  290. What to do if someone has had their email account hacked or stolen
  291. Someone appears to be using someone else's account
  292. The laptop, phone or tablet someone uses to access Tapestry has been lost or stolen
  293. How to delete the personal data on your Tapestry account
  294. 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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