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

    Getting Started with Tapestry
  20. *NEW* The difference between the Browser version of Tapestry and the App
  21. Changing your PIN, password, and email address
  22. Adding an observation
  23. Adding a group observation and splitting it
  24. How to delete and restore observations
  25. Assessing with the KS1 and KS2 frameworks
  26. Baseline assessments (EYFS)
  27. All About Me

  28. Using the Montessori Framework
  29. Linking the EYFS to your Montessori assessments
  30. Using the Montessori Framework on the app (iOS)

    Care Diary
  31. Setting up the Care Diary
  32. How to use the Care Diary features
  33. How to use the Comments tool in the Care Diary

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

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

  61. Staff Observation Count screen
  62. Relative Activity screen
  63. Configuring the EYFS summative assessment options for your setting
  64. Setting up Tapestry for EYFS Analysis
  65. How figures in the analysis EYFS section are calculated
  66. EYFS Snapshots - baseline assessments
  67. EYFS Snapshots - attainment by period
  68. EYFS Snapshots - when and what are the highest/lowest summative assessments
  69. EYFS Snapshots - when and what what were the earliest/latest summative assessments
  70. EYFS Snapshots - age band tracker
  71. EYFS Snapshots - statement screen
  72. EYFS GLD tracking screen
  73. EYFS Points progress screen
  74. EYFS - How to see the attainment for an individual child
  75. EYFS - How to see attainment for groups of children
  76. EYFS - How to see how much progress an individual child is making
  77. EYFS - How to see how much progress a group is making
  78. How to see the number of observations and EYFS assessments for children
  79. EYFS - How to see thoroughness for groups
  80. EYFS Analysis Brief
  81. EYFS Analysis Full
  82. SEND: Summative assessment screen
  83. SEND: Statements screen
  84. KS1 and KS2 summative assessment data
  85. KS1/KS2 Analysis – Attainment screen
  86. KS1/KS2 Analysis - Achievement Screen
  87. KS1/KS2 Analysis - Absence screen
  88. KS1/KS2 Analysis - Coverage screen
  89. *NEW* Montessori Activities Overview Screen
  90. *NEW* Montessori Summative assessment screen
  91. How to bulk export observations for moderation purposes
  92. Leuven Analysis Screens
  93. CoEL Analysis Screens

    End of the Year
  94. EYFSP Submission
  95. Downloading journals to PDF for staff and relatives
  96. Bulk export observations
  97. Bulk Export of Pictures and Videos from Observations
  98. Allowing staff and relatives to export media from observations
  99. Transferring a child to another Tapestry package
  100. Deactivating children
  101. Deleting children
  102. Deactivating staff members
  103. Deleting staff members
  104. Deactivating relatives
  105. Deleting relatives

  106. Restarting the App
  107. Changing your password and PIN
  108. Extending your login time on Android devices
  109. Extending your login time on Apple devices
  110. Accessing multiple Tapestry accounts using the app
  111. What to do if the videos you are taking through Tapestry aren't recording sound

    Troubleshooting and Tips
  112. How to upload large videos
  113. How to merge duplicate child accounts
  114. Finding/restoring inactive or deleted children
  115. Unlocking locked accounts
  116. Why you might be getting logged out repeatedly
  117. Tapestry password setting advice
  118. Can't add relative as it says "This email address is already in use"
  119. Not receiving email notifications
  120. Troubleshooting for relative logging in issues
  121. Troubleshooting for staff member logging in issues
  122. Transfer notifications explanations
  123. Unsubscribing from our mailing list
  124. Having more than one account
  125. What to do when you are a manager/headteacher leaving your setting

    Managing your Tapestry and FSF subscriptions
  126. Converting a trial account
  127. How to add an alternative FSF contact
  128. How to change your FSF email address
  129. How to update your address/contact details
  130. Your invoice explained/How to add a PO Number to your invoice
  131. Increasing your Tapestry package size
  132. How to renew your account/pay an invoice

    Data Protection 
  133. We entered the wrong email address into Tapestry, giving a stranger access
  134. Someone says they can see observations relating to a child that they should not be able to see
  135. What to do if someone has had their email account hacked or stolen
  136. Someone appears to be using someone else's account
  137. The laptop, phone or tablet someone uses to access Tapestry has been lost or stolen


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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