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Hello,  if a child attends two settings at the same time and both have tapestry,  is there a way for that child's tapestry journals from both settings to be linked. Is this something that does or should happen or should each setting just stick to their own tapestry and not merge them in any way. I hope that doesn't all sound confusing! Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Hi hunnybunch,
 
Each Tapestry account has its own database for security reasons. This means that settings cannot share a child’s profile as it cannot exist simultaneously in two Tapestry accounts, with changes being made by one setting appearing in the profile owned by the second setting. However, there are a couple of options of how you can proceed.

Option 1: Staff at setting 1 could be added to the profile on setting 2 as relatives. Both settings would then be able to comment on the same journal and would be able to see what they have each added (provided all posts are published). The drawback here is that assessments on observations can only be seen by relatives if the setting has set their account up so that all parents can view all of a particular framework’s assessments. It is not possible to select which relatives can see assessment details and which cannot. They would also not be able to access the snapshots/analysis sections regardless of the permissions you have set. In addition to this, relatives cannot add assessments to observations so only the second setting could only make observation with media and notes.

Option 2:  Staff at one setting could be added to the other package as staff members. In this case, both would have full access to that child's data. To do this without creating any safeguarding issues you would need consider whether the package the other setting is added to only allows staff to see their key children. If so, then they just need to add the member of staff for the other setting and attach the child as a key child. If the package the other is added to allows staff to see all children though, or children other than their key children, they can proceed as follows:

  1. All children that a staff member in the first setting might want to observe are set as key children, this could possibly be all children.
  2. They then set all staff to be able to see only their key children.
  3. Then they can set up manual groups for key children, called 'X's' key children, then they will be able to use the groups filter to look at different things for analysis purposes.
  4. The member of staff for the second setting can then be added as a staff member and assigned the shared child as a key child.

One of the main drawbacks to option 2 is that the analysis data will be limited for the setting set up as a staff member on the other package. This means they will still need to compare attainment/progress data manually with the cohort in their own setting.

Furthermore, if the child is in group photos the second setting key person will see the other children in the photos. You would need to think about whether this is a problem and if you can get permission for this or a way to work around it.

Option 3: Have your own profiles for the child then export the learning journal and/or snapshots at the end of a set period and share this with the other setting and vice versa.
The main drawback of this is that the observations for the child won’t all be in one place so the relatives will need separate logins for each setting and you won’t be able to see what the child has been doing at their other setting on a day to day basis.

I hope this helps!

Best wishes,

Emily 

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