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mrsbat last won the day on March 28 2016

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  1. Hi, I share a child with another setting but the child is leaving us and moving full time to the other setting, we have had separate Tapestry journals for the child so I am going to transfer our one to the new setting but is there any way for them to actually combine both journals once I have done it? So they just have the one journal? Hope that makes sense!
  2. packed lunches

    Sandwiches or similar first, then fruit and then whatever else they fancy - although treats are limited as some children bring 3 or 4 chocolate bars etc!
  3. Website

    I am definitely not technically minded in any way, shape or form but I have easily managed to set up a website using 'Weebly' it's very straightforward It's free to use, however I have paid to upgrade so I can password protect some of the pages that have photo's on
  4. Managing staff using tapestry in sessions

    We had exactly the same issue so now staff take the photo 'in the moment' jot some notes and then they have 1 hour non contact time each week to type them up fully then they do the linking at home. It works so much better and everything runs much smoother now I have also put my foot down and limited to 1 in depth, multi linking observation per week per child as some staff were doing 2 or 3 a day. We do have one observation per child each half term which is just updated with wow moments or snippets they have said etc and then that is added to journal at the end of the half term - so at the moment the observation is called 'Summer chat' - Hope that makes sense?!
  5. Hi there, I've just found out that y LA is not renewing their subscription at the end of June - their reason being that most settings only use this site to use Tapestry and Tapestry is not something they promote (No idea if they have actually spoken to any settings but I don't know any that only use this site for Tapestry!!) Anyway, what do I do as we do use Tapestry and I don't want anything to happen to my account.....do I need to email someone to link up a subscription to this site and my Tapestry account? Thank you
  6. My understanding is when I child draws something or builds something with bricks and tells me what it is - for example draws a shape of some kind and says it is their Mum, or builds a line of bricks that joins up at both ends, then puts a toy duck in the middle and says it's a pond So yes I would agree with what your thinking is too
  7. Ofsted questions for staff

    They chose a child then asked the key person to basically talk them through their journey so far, wanting to see and hear about starting points, baseline, if they were behind/ahead in any areas wanting to see documentation of discussions with parents, asking about what the focus was now and what next steps are being planned for etc
  8. Diarrhea policy

    We send home after one 'episode' and are very strict with enforcing our 48 hour rule - this is the government guidelines. The exclusion periods for all illnesses can be found here - http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/A2%20Schools%20poster_1.pdf(although I believe that one is out of date now?) so we also have the document found on her - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/infection-control-in-schools-poster We do have some complaints from parents saying their child was only sick once or they only had an upset tummy once because they had eaten loads of vegetables or something but we do stand firm
  9. USB sticks

    We gave parents the choice to either bring a memory stick/card or disc in or they could download them themselves
  10. Staff member of medication

    Do you have staff declaration forms for medications etc? getting all staff to renew them then speak to the staff member in question could open lines of communication then you can get first hand information?
  11. Very low temperature in nursery

    I'm sure the HSE states the minimum legal temperature for workers is 16 degrees.....I think it might be higher where children of this age are concerned though?
  12. Thanks Helen ::1a I haven't downloaded next steps for while and couldn't remember if I needed to do them one by one or all together lol
  13. Hi there, Is there a way to generate next steps for a whole key group in one go rather than going to each child and doing them individually? Thank you
  14. Staff not signed up to DBS Update

    I would imagine it is good practice but none of mine are on the update service - mainly because I got them all re-done before it came in and there was no way I was paying for 10 staff to all be done again!
  15. Help with snapshots

    Hi Rebecca, Sorry I didn't think what I had written made much sense lol! Basically at the end of each term on the old Tapestry I used to do summative assessments for each key group so staff could see roughly where the child was working in each area. When I did it there was different choices (from what I can remember) I think there were 'from selected period' or 'from highest age band and refinement' 'from lowest age band' etc? But when I try to do it on the updated version it is only giving the option 'year' and 'period' when I go to the group view? Sorry not sure if that makes any more sense?!?!