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Please note the EYFS 2021 flag set was formerly called 'Development Matters 2020' on Tapestry. This was updated to incorporate the Birth to 5 documentation.


To be able to use the revised EYFS framework (2021), you will firstly need to enable your chosen flags. You can do this by clicking on your name at the top right corner of the page (1) and then selecting 'Control Panel' (2).   


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From the left-hand side menu you will need to choose 'Settings' (1) and from that drop-down menu you will then need to select 'Flags' (2).

You will then need to click on the 'EYFS 2021' heading (3). 




Here you will see all the different available flag sets for EYFS 2021 (1). To view the individual flags within a flag set click on 'View Flags' (2).




After clicking on the 'View Flags' button you will then be presented with a pop-up box listing all the flags for that set (this may look slightly different depending on if you have already included the Birth to 5 Matters aspects during the flag configuration). 




To enable all the flag sets for EYFS 2021 click on the 'Enable all' button. 




If you choose to 'Enable All' then you will be given the option to enable it for staff only or staff and relatives. 




To enable an individual flag set click on the 'Configure' button for the set you wish to enable.




A pop-up box will then appear where you can enable the flag set for observations (1). Once that has been done, you will then have the option to enable it for relatives too (2). You can also choose whether you want to use the flag for use in Reflections (3). These are not shared with relatives so there is no option to select relatives here. 

If your school/setting is using only the Development Matters guidance, then make sure the option to 'Include Birth to 5 Matters aspects' is unticked; or you can tick this box to include the Birth to 5 Matters aspects and guidance material (4). Make sure you save your changes (5). 





This will take you back to the flags screen where you will then be able to see which options have been turned on (1) 



Now that you have the new EYFS flags on your account, when you go to add an observation, you will see it in the flags section. To learn how to use the flags when adding observations, take a look at this tutorial

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If you want to disable the previous EYFS assessment framework on your account you will need to go to the Control Panel (1), Settings (2), then Assessments (3). In the 'EYFS' section, click on the 'Configure' button (4).




From the pop-up box you will then need to untick the 'Enable Early Years Foundation Stage' tick box (1) and then press submit (2). 




Please note that disabling this will mean that any assessments made in observations with the old EYFS framework will be hidden, but you can choose to view them at any time by re-enabling the framework from this Assessments page.



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