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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. Bespoke Frameworks: Thoroughness Screens

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

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

  92. How to log in to Tapestry CPD
  93. Using Tapestry CPD
  94. How to enrol onto a course
  95. How to unsubscribe or change CPD email preferences
  96. How to change your linked Tapestry account

  97. Using the Montessori Framework
  98. Linking the EYFS to your Montessori assessments
  99. Linking Montessori activities to EYLF outcomes
  100. Using the Montessori Framework on the app (iOS)

  101. Setting up Reflections
  102. Adding a Reflection
  103. Viewing a Reflection
  104. Updating a Reflection

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

  115. Setting up 'Activities'
  116. Tapestry's Activity Catalogue
  117. Your Activities Collection
  118. Adding activities to your activities collection
  119. Planned Activities

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

  126. How to enable the Accidents Feature
  127. Adding an Accident Form from the Accidents Feature
  128. How to bulk export accident forms
  129. Using the Comments Tool in the Accidents Feature
  130. Accident Tracking

  131. Setting up the Documents Feature
  132. How to use the Documents feature
  133. How to Delete Folders and Files from the Documents Feature

  134. Adding and editing a report
  135. Setting staff user permissions for reports
  136. Setting relative user permissions for reports
  137. Exporting reports to PDF
  138. Deleting and restoring reports
  139. Creating an EYFS 2021 report
  140. Creating a EYFS 2021 Two Year Check Report
  141. Creating a SEND Report
  142. Creating a Key Stage Report
  143. Creating a Montessori Report
  144. Creating an EYLF Report
  145. Creating a VEYLDF Report
  146. Custom reports: creating your own template
  147. Custom reports: draft templates
  148. Custom reports: duplicating a template

    General Use
  149. Beginning a new academic year to-do list
  150. Updating your Tapestry contact details
  151. How to switch between staff accounts
  152. Using Flags
  153. Name Labels
  154. Hashtags
  155. Memos
  156. Scheduling posts
  157. How to reply to an observation with an observation
  158. Linking when adding or editing a post
  159. Downloading journals to PDFs for staff and relatives
  160. Viewing changes that have been made to your account ('History')
  161. Tapestry email log
  162. Exporting data into SIMS
  163. Reactivating an inactive/deleted child
  164. Reactivating an inactive/deleted staff member
  165. Reactivating an inactive/deleted relative
  166. Using the page filters
  167. Retrying a user's activation
  168. Resubscribing Unsubscribed Users
  169. Fixing Duplicate Accounts
  170. User Status
  171. Logging into the FSF using your Tapestry details
  172. EYFS 2017-20 tutorials

    Setting up Relatives (managers only)
  173. Setting up relatives video
  174. Adding relatives individually
  175. Creating a CSV file (spreadsheet) for adding relatives
  176. Adding relatives in bulk via CSV (spreadsheet) file
  177. Linking relatives to children
  178. Setting user permissions for relatives
  179. Setting a password policy
  180. Setting default notification preferences for relatives
  181. Allowing relatives to export media from observations
  182. Managing received relatives from a child transfer

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

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

  235. Which device to use with the Tapestry app
  236. Restarting the App
  237. Extending your login time on Android devices
  238. Extending your login time on Apple devices
  239. What to do if the videos you are taking through Tapestry aren't recording sound

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

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

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

    Managing your Tapestry and FSF subscriptions
  284. Converting a trial account
  285. How to renew your account/pay an invoice
  286. Increasing your Tapestry package size
  287. Your invoice explained
  288. How to add a PO number to your invoice
  289. How to add an alternative FSF contact
  290. How to change your FSF email address
  291. How to update your address/contact details
  292. Settling an invoice through the FSF
  293. Logging into FSF using your Tapestry details

    Data Protection 
  294. Subject Access Request
  295. We entered the wrong email address into Tapestry, giving a stranger access
  296. Someone says they can see observations relating to a child that they should not be able to see
  297. What to do if someone has had their email account hacked or stolen
  298. Someone appears to be using someone else's account
  299. The laptop, phone or tablet someone uses to access Tapestry has been lost or stolen
  300. How to delete the personal data on your Tapestry account
  301. 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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