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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. Bespoke Frameworks: Summative Assessment Screen

    Nursery Management System
  67. Booking: How to set up Booking and Invoices on your account
  68. Booking: How to navigate the Booking and Invoices system
  69. Booking: How to set up your sessions
  70. Booking: Setting/changing your opening hours
  71. Booking: Creating, editing and deleting your rooms
  72. Booking: Assigning/moving children between rooms
  73. Booking: Adding/editing your closures & school holidays
  74. Booking & Invoices: How to add extra charges
  75. Booking: Setting a regular schedule for a child
  76. Invoices: How to add extra charges to a child's regular schedule
  77. Booking: Adding an extra booking for a child
  78. Booking: Adding a planned absence for a child
  79. Invoices: Adding a one off extra charge for a child
  80. Booking: Daily & weekly room views
  81. Booking: Printing a register
  82. Booking: Exporting data
  83. Invoices: How to set up your invoice format
  84. Invoices: Setting up your funding types
  85. Invoices: Assigning Bill Payers
  86. Invoices: Adding/editing a billing address for a child
  87. Invoices: Generating an invoice
  88. Invoices: Viewing an invoice
  89. Invoices: Marking an invoice as sent or paid
  90. Invoices: Sending an Invoice
  91. Invoices: Cancelling an invoice
  92. Invoices: Adjustments on an invoice
  93. Invoices: Recording payments
  94. Invoices: Account Balances
  95. Invoices: Sending payment reminders
  96. Invoices: Extra charges overview screen
  97. Invoices: Exporting data
  98. Online Register for children
  99. Online Register for children export
  100. Online register for staff

    Child Login
  101. Enabling and setting up Child Login
  102. Setting up login pages for groups of children
  103. Generating/resetting passwords for children
  104. How to use the Child Login feature
  105. Child password setting advice
  106. Setting user permissions for children
  107. Enabling a group login page on other computers
  108. Editing a group login page
  109. Setting up and removing home access to Child Login
  110. What to do if you can't see a child or group on the Child Login page
  111. How to delete or remove access to group login pages
  112. Tutorials for children

  113. How to log in to Tapestry CPD
  114. Using Tapestry CPD
  115. How to enrol onto a course
  116. How to unsubscribe or change CPD email preferences
  117. How to change your linked Tapestry account

  118. Using the Montessori Framework
  119. Linking the EYFS to your Montessori assessments
  120. Linking Montessori activities to EYLF outcomes
  121. Using the Montessori Framework on the app (iOS)

  122. Setting up Reflections
  123. Adding a Reflection
  124. Viewing a Reflection
  125. Updating a Reflection

    Reflections if you have the Australian account 
    (This is only applicable to you if you are based in Australia)
  126. How to enable Reflections on your account (Australian Services only)
  127. Setting up Tag sets  (Australian Services only)
  128. Setting user permissions for Reflections  (Australian Services only)
  129. Adding Reflections  (Australian Services only)
  130. Restricted Reflections  (Australian Services only)
  131. Viewing Reflections by Tag  (Australian Services only)
  132. Tag Counts Summary screen  (Australian Services only)
  133. Reflection Count screens  (Australian Services only)
  134. Staff Activity Screen  (Australian Services only)
  135. Relative Activity Screen   (Australian Services only)

  136. Setting up 'Activities'
  137. Tapestry's Activity Catalogue
  138. Your Activities Collection
  139. Adding activities to your activities collection
  140. Planned Activities

    Care Diary
  141. Setting up the Care Diary
  142. How to use the Care Diary features
  143. How to add an accident form on the Care Diary
  144. How to bulk export accident forms
  145. Accident Tracking
  146. How to use the Comments tool in the Care Diary

  147. How to enable the Accidents Feature
  148. Adding an Accident Form from the Accidents Feature
  149. How to bulk export accident forms
  150. Using the Comments Tool in the Accidents Feature
  151. Accident Tracking

  152. Setting up the Documents Feature
  153. How to use the Documents feature
  154. How to Delete Folders and Files from the Documents Feature

  155. Adding and editing a report
  156. Setting staff user permissions for reports
  157. Setting relative user permissions for reports
  158. Exporting reports to PDF
  159. Deleting and restoring reports
  160. Creating an EYFS 2021 report
  161. Creating a EYFS 2021 Two Year Check Report
  162. Creating a SEND Report
  163. Creating a Key Stage Report
  164. Creating a Montessori Report
  165. Creating an EYLF Report
  166. Creating a VEYLDF Report
  167. Custom reports: creating your own template
  168. Custom reports: draft templates
  169. Custom reports: duplicating a template

    General Use
  170. Beginning a new academic year to-do list
  171. Updating your Tapestry contact details
  172. How to switch between staff accounts
  173. Using Flags
  174. Name Labels
  175. Hashtags
  176. Memos
  177. Scheduling posts
  178. How to reply to an observation with an observation
  179. Linking when adding or editing a post
  180. Downloading journals to PDFs for staff and relatives
  181. Viewing changes that have been made to your account ('History')
  182. Tapestry email log
  183. Exporting data into SIMS
  184. Reactivating an inactive/deleted child
  185. Reactivating an inactive/deleted staff member
  186. Reactivating an inactive/deleted relative
  187. Using the page filters
  188. Retrying a user's activation
  189. Resubscribing Unsubscribed Users
  190. Fixing Duplicate Accounts
  191. User Status
  192. Logging into the FSF using your Tapestry details
  193. EYFS 2017-20 tutorials

    Setting up Relatives (managers only)
  194. Adding relatives individually
  195. Creating a CSV file (spreadsheet) for adding relatives
  196. Adding relatives in bulk via CSV (spreadsheet) file
  197. Linking relatives to children
  198. Setting user permissions for relatives
  199. Setting a password policy
  200. Setting default notification preferences for relatives
  201. Allowing relatives to export media from observations
  202. Managing received relatives from a child transfer
  203. Exporting Relative Details

  204. Staff Observation Count screen
  205. Relative Activity screen
  206. How to bulk export observations for moderation purposes
  207. EYFS 2021 - Areas of Concern (Guided View)
  208. EYFS 2021 - Areas of Concern (Group View)
  209. EYFS 2021 - Thoroughness Screens
  210. EYFS 2021 - How to see the number of observations for children
  211. SEND: Summative assessment screen
  212. SEND: Statements screen
  213. Cherry Garden: Orchard
  214. Cherry Garden: Individual Statement Screen
  215. Cherry Garden: Strand Scores
  216. Cherry Garden: Term Progress
  217. Cherry Garden: Target Progress
  218. Cherry Garden Bridging Framework: Best Fit
  219. Pre-Key Stage 1/2 Statements Screens
  220. KS1 and KS2 summative assessment data
  221. KS1/KS2 Analysis – Attainment screen
  222. KS1/KS2 Analysis - Achievement Screen
  223. KS1/KS2 Analysis - Absence screen
  224. KS1/KS2 Analysis - Coverage screen
  225. Montessori Activities Overview Screen
  226. Montessori Summative assessment screen
  227. Montessori Assessment Count screen
  228. Australian EYLF Summative Assessment screens
  229. Australian EYLF Indicator Screens
  230. Australian EYLF Assessment Count Screens
  231. Australian EYLF Progress Screen
  232. Australian VEYLDF Summative Assessment Screens
  233. Australian VEYLDF Indicator Screens
  234. Australian VEYLDF Assessment Count Screens
  235. Australian VEYLDF Progress Screen
  236. Australian Developmental Milestones Summative Assessment Screens
  237. Australian Developmental Milestones Progress Tracker Screens
  238. Leuven Analysis Screens

    End of the Year
  239. Downloading journals to PDFs for staff and relatives
  240. How to bulk export observations
  241. How to bulk export pictures and videos from observations
  242. Allowing staff and relatives to export media from observations
  243. Transferring children between Tapestry packages
  244. Deactivating children
  245. Deleting children
  246. Activating children that are enrolling
  247. Deactivating staff members
  248. Deleting staff members
  249. Deactivating relatives
  250. Deleting relatives
  251. EYFSP ELG 2021 Submission
  252. EYFSP ELG 2021 - GLD screen
  253. Exporting data into SIMS
  254. EYFS - 6 things to do at the end of term
  255. Key Stage - 5 things to do at the end of term

  256. Which device to use with the Tapestry app
  257. Restarting the App
  258. Extending your login time on Android devices
  259. Extending your login time on Apple devices
  260. What to do if the videos you are taking through Tapestry aren't recording sound

    iOS App
  261. iOS app walk-through
  262. How to add an observation on the app - iOS
  263. How to add flags on the iOS App
  264. Bookmarking assessment frameworks on the iOS app
  265. Draft observations on the iOS app
  266. How to switch user on the iOS app
  267. How to switch school/nursery/childminder on the iOS app
  268. Enabling and using the offline mode on the iOS app
  269. Enabling and using push notifications on the iOS app
  270. How to change your email, password and PIN on the iOS app
  271. Enabling Face ID or Touch ID on the iOS App
  272. What to do if a user isn't receiving push notifications

    Android App
  273. Android app walk-through
  274. How to add an observation on the Android app
  275. How to add flags on the Android App
  276. Favouriting assessment frameworks on the Android app
  277. Editing an observation on Android app
  278. Deleting/changing the status an observation on the Android app
  279. Draft observations on the Android app
  280. Replying to an observation with an observation on the Android app
  281. Adding Care Diary entries on the Android app
  282. Adding an accident on the Android app
  283. Draft Care Diary entries on the Android app
  284. Adding Care Diary comments on the Android app
  285. Viewing, editing and deleting an entry on the Android app
  286. Using the Online Register for children on the Android app
  287. Using the Online Register for staff on the Android app
  288. How to switch user on the Android app
  289. How to switch school/nursery/childminder on the Android app
  290. Enabling and using the offline mode on the Android app
  291. Enabling and using push notifications on the Android app
  292. How to change your email, password and PIN on the Android app
  293. How to set up fingerprint unlocking on the Android app
  294. What to do if a user isn't receiving push notifications

    Troubleshooting and Tips
  295. Finding/restoring inactive or deleted children
  296. How to merge duplicate child accounts
  297. Tapestry password setting advice
  298. Having more than one account
  299. Why you might be getting logged out repeatedly
  300. Can't add relative as it says "This email address is already in use"
  301. Troubleshooting for relative logging in issues
  302. Troubleshooting for staff member logging in issues
  303. Unlocking locked accounts
  304. Not receiving email notifications
  305. Transfer notifications explanations
  306. What to do when you are a manager/headteacher leaving your setting
  307. How to upload large videos
  308. Setting up iPad/iOS parental controls
  309. What to do if a user isn't receiving push notifications

    Managing your Tapestry and FSF subscriptions
  310. Converting a trial account
  311. How to renew your account/pay an invoice
  312. Increasing your Tapestry package size
  313. Your invoice explained
  314. How to add a PO number to your invoice
  315. How to add an alternative FSF contact
  316. How to change your FSF email address
  317. How to update your address/contact details
  318. Settling an invoice through the FSF
  319. Logging into FSF using your Tapestry details

    Data Protection 
  320. Subject Access Request
  321. We entered the wrong email address into Tapestry, giving a stranger access
  322. Someone says they can see observations relating to a child that they should not be able to see
  323. What to do if someone has had their email account hacked or stolen
  324. Someone appears to be using someone else's account
  325. The laptop, phone or tablet someone uses to access Tapestry has been lost or stolen
  326. How to delete the personal data on your Tapestry account
  327. 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


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