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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 (Video)

How to set up your account (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'.


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. How to set up your Tapestry account (Video)
  2. Changing term dates
  3. Controlling which assessment pickers are available
  4. Setting up the KS1 and KS2 assessment sections
  5. Setting up and using the SEND framework
  6. Updating your Tapestry contact details
  7. Adding children one at a time
  8. Adding staff members one at a time
  9. Creating a CSV file for adding children and staff
  10. Adding children in bulk via CSV (spreadsheet) file
  11. Adding staff in bulk via CSV (spreadsheet) file
  12. Adding key children to staff
  13. Restricting staff to only see their key children
  14. Adding groups
  15. Setting user permissions for staff
  16. Setting page filter defaults to show you your key children
  17. Setting a password policy
  18. Customising your account

    Getting Started with Tapestry
  19. Changing your PIN, password, and email address
  20. Adding an observation
  21. Adding a group observation and splitting it
  22. How to delete and restore observations
  23. Assessing with the KS1 and KS2 frameworks
  24. Using the Montessori Framework
  25. Linking the EYFS to your Montessori assessments
  26. *new* Using the Montessori Framework on the app (iOS)
  27. Baseline assessments (EYFS)
  28. All About Me

    General Use
  29. Switching accounts
  30. Next steps and next obs
  31. Downloading journals to PDF for staff and relatives
  32. Viewing changes that have been made to your account ('Events')
  33. Creating a report or two year progress check
  34. Making reports visible to staff
  35. *new* Making reports visible to relatives
  36. Tapestry email log
  37. Reactivating an inactive/deleted child
  38. Reactivating an inactive/deleted staff member
  39. Using the page filters
  40. Dealing with the Unsubscribe and Resubscribe Process
  41. Fixing Duplicate Accounts
  42. User Status, Account Activation and Unsubscription FAQs
  43. Beginning a new academic year to-do list
  44. *New* Enabling and using the care diary

    Setting up Relatives (managers only)
  45. Setting up relatives video
  46. Adding relatives one at a time
  47. Creating a CSV file (through excel) for adding relatives
  48. Adding relatives in bulk via CSV (spreadsheet) file
  49. Linking relatives to children
  50. Setting user permissions for relatives
  51. Setting a password policy
  52. Notification preferences
  53. Allowing relatives to export media from observations
  54. Transfer: Managing Your Received Relatives

    Tracking and reports
  55. Configuring the EYFS summative assessment options for your setting
  56. Setting up Tapestry for EYFS Analysis
  57. How figures in the analysis EYFS section are calculated
  58. EYFS Snapshots - baseline assessments
  59. EYFS Snapshots - attainment by period
  60. EYFS Snapshots - when and what are the highest/lowest summative assessments
  61. EYFS Snapshots - when and what what were the earliest/latest summative assessments
  62. EYFS Snapshots - age band tracker
  63. EYFS Snapshots - statement screen
  64. EYFS GLD tracking screen
  65. *New* EYFS Points progress screen
  66. EYFS - How to see the attainment for an individual child
  67. EYFS - How to see attainment for groups of children
  68. EYFS - How to see how much progress an individual child is making
  69. EYFS - How to see how much progress a group is making
  70. How to see the number of observations and EYFS assessments for children
  71. EYFS - How to see thoroughness for groups
  72. EYFS Analysis Brief
  73. EYFS Analysis Full
  74. SEND: Summative assessment screen
  75. SEND: Statements screen
  76. KS1 and KS2 summative assessment data
  77. KS1/KS2 Analysis – Attainment screen
  78. KS1/KS2 Analysis - Achievement Screen
  79. KS1/KS2 Analysis - Absence screen
  80. KS1/KS2 Analysis - Coverage screen

    End of the Year
  81. EYFSP Submission (snapshot version)
  82. Downloading journals to PDF for staff and relatives
  83. *new* Bulk Export of Pictures and Videos from Observations
  84. Allowing staff and relatives to export media from observations
  85. Transferring a child to another Tapestry package
  86. Deactivating children
  87. Deleting children
  88. Deactivating staff members
  89. Deleting staff members
  90. Deactivating relatives
  91. Deleting relatives

  92. Restarting the App
  93. Changing your password and PIN
  94. Extending your login time on Android devices
  95. Extending your login time on Apple devices
  96. Accessing multiple tapestry accounts using the app
  97. What to do if the videos you are taking through Tapestry aren't recording sound

    Troubleshooting and Tips
  98. How to upload large videos
  99. How to merge two profiles (if a child has been added twice)
  100. Finding/restoring inactive or deleted children
  101. Unlocking locked accounts
  102. Why you might be getting logged out repeatedly
  103. Tapestry password setting advice
  104. Can't add relative as it says "This email address is already in use"
  105. Not receiving email notifications
  106. Troubleshooting for relative logging in issues
  107. Troubleshooting for staff member logging in issues
  108. Transfer notifications explanations
  109. Unsubscribing from our mailing list
  110. Having more than one account

    Your Subscription
  111. Converting a trial account
  112. How to add an alternative FSF contact
  113. Your invoice explained/How to add a PO Number to your invoice
  114. Increasing your Tapestry package size
  115. How to renew your account/pay an invoice


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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