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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

    Nursery Management System
  66. Booking: How to set up Booking and Invoices on your account
  67. Booking: How to navigate the Booking and Invoices 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 & Invoices: How to add extra charges
  74. Booking: Setting a regular schedule for a child
  75. Invoices: How to add extra charges to a child's regular schedule
  76. Booking: Adding an extra booking for a child
  77. Booking: Adding a planned absence for a child
  78. Invoices: Adding a one off extra charge for a child
  79. Booking: Daily & weekly room views
  80. Booking: Printing a register
  81. Booking: Exporting data
  82. Invoices: How to set up your invoice format
  83. Invoices: Setting up your funding types
  84. Invoices: Assigning Bill Payers
  85. Invoices: Generating an invoice
  86. Invoices: Viewing an invoice
  87. Invoices: Marking an invoice as sent or paid
  88. Invoices: Sending an Invoice
  89. Invoices: Cancelling an invoice
  90. Invoices: Adjustments on an invoice
  91. Online Register
  92. Online Register export

    Child Login
  93. Enabling and setting up Child Login
  94. Setting up login pages for groups of children
  95. Generating/resetting passwords for children
  96. How to use the Child Login feature
  97. Child password setting advice
  98. Setting user permissions for children
  99. Enabling a group login page on other computers
  100. Editing a group login page
  101. Setting up and removing home access to Child Login
  102. What to do if you can't see a child or group on the Child Login page
  103. How to delete or remove access to group login pages
  104. Tutorials for children

  105. How to log in to Tapestry CPD
  106. Using Tapestry CPD
  107. How to enrol onto a course
  108. How to unsubscribe or change CPD email preferences
  109. How to change your linked Tapestry account

  110. Using the Montessori Framework
  111. Linking the EYFS to your Montessori assessments
  112. Linking Montessori activities to EYLF outcomes
  113. Using the Montessori Framework on the app (iOS)

  114. Setting up Reflections
  115. Adding a Reflection
  116. Viewing a Reflection
  117. Updating a Reflection

    Reflections if you have the Australian account 
    (This is only applicable to you if you are based in Australia)
  118. How to enable Reflections on your account (Australian Services only)
  119. Setting up Tag sets  (Australian Services only)
  120. Setting user permissions for Reflections  (Australian Services only)
  121. Adding Reflections  (Australian Services only)
  122. Restricted Reflections  (Australian Services only)
  123. Viewing Reflections by Tag  (Australian Services only)
  124. Tag Counts Summary screen  (Australian Services only)
  125. Reflection Count screens  (Australian Services only)
  126. Staff Activity Screen  (Australian Services only)
  127. Relative Activity Screen   (Australian Services only)

  128. Setting up 'Activities'
  129. Tapestry's Activity Catalogue
  130. Your Activities Collection
  131. Adding activities to your activities collection
  132. Planned Activities

    Care Diary
  133. Setting up the Care Diary
  134. How to use the Care Diary features
  135. How to add an accident form on the Care Diary
  136. How to bulk export accident forms
  137. Accident Tracking
  138. How to use the Comments tool in the Care Diary

  139. How to enable the Accidents Feature
  140. Adding an Accident Form from the Accidents Feature
  141. How to bulk export accident forms
  142. Using the Comments Tool in the Accidents Feature
  143. Accident Tracking

  144. Setting up the Documents Feature
  145. How to use the Documents feature
  146. How to Delete Folders and Files from the Documents Feature

  147. Adding and editing a report
  148. Setting staff user permissions for reports
  149. Setting relative user permissions for reports
  150. Exporting reports to PDF
  151. Deleting and restoring reports
  152. Creating an EYFS 2021 report
  153. Creating a EYFS 2021 Two Year Check Report
  154. Creating a SEND Report
  155. Creating a Key Stage Report
  156. Creating a Montessori Report
  157. Creating an EYLF Report
  158. Creating a VEYLDF Report
  159. Custom reports: creating your own template
  160. Custom reports: draft templates
  161. Custom reports: duplicating a template

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

    Setting up Relatives (managers only)
  186. Setting up relatives video
  187. Adding relatives individually
  188. Creating a CSV file (spreadsheet) for adding relatives
  189. Adding relatives in bulk via CSV (spreadsheet) file
  190. Linking relatives to children
  191. Setting user permissions for relatives
  192. Setting a password policy
  193. Setting default notification preferences for relatives
  194. Allowing relatives to export media from observations
  195. Managing received relatives from a child transfer

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

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

  248. Which device to use with the Tapestry app
  249. Restarting the App
  250. Extending your login time on Android devices
  251. Extending your login time on Apple devices
  252. What to do if the videos you are taking through Tapestry aren't recording sound

    iOS App
  253. iOS app walk-through
  254. How to add an observation on the app - iOS
  255. How to add flags on the iOS App
  256. Bookmarking assessment frameworks on the iOS app
  257. Draft observations on the iOS app
  258. How to switch user on the iOS app
  259. How to switch school/nursery/childminder on the iOS app
  260. Enabling and using the offline mode on the iOS app
  261. Enabling and using push notifications on the iOS app
  262. How to change your email, password and PIN on the iOS app
  263. Enabling Face ID or Touch ID on the iOS App
  264. What to do if a user isn't receiving push notifications

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

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

    Managing your Tapestry and FSF subscriptions
  301. Converting a trial account
  302. How to renew your account/pay an invoice
  303. Increasing your Tapestry package size
  304. Your invoice explained
  305. How to add a PO number to your invoice
  306. How to add an alternative FSF contact
  307. How to change your FSF email address
  308. How to update your address/contact details
  309. Settling an invoice through the FSF
  310. Logging into FSF using your Tapestry details

    Data Protection 
  311. Subject Access Request
  312. We entered the wrong email address into Tapestry, giving a stranger access
  313. Someone says they can see observations relating to a child that they should not be able to see
  314. What to do if someone has had their email account hacked or stolen
  315. Someone appears to be using someone else's account
  316. The laptop, phone or tablet someone uses to access Tapestry has been lost or stolen
  317. How to delete the personal data on your Tapestry account
  318. 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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