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  1. This tutorial will talk you through the CoEL (Characteristics of Effective Learning) Analysis Screens that are available to you on Tapestry. In order to view these screens, the CoEL picker will need to be enabled via your Control Panel by following this tutorial. Accessing the CoEL Analysis Dashboard To access the CoEL Analysis Dashboard: (1) Click on the 'Tracking' tab. (2) Click on 'CoEL'. (3) Click on 'CoEL Dashboard'. Once you have accessed the dashboard, you will be able to view the following screen: (1) Here you will be able to see the total number of assessments made for CoEL broken down by; Playing and Exploring, Active Learning and Creative and Thinking Critically. You can also see the results represented as a pie chart. (2) These results are shown according to current period, however you can change the period and group for which you wish to filter results from here. (3) You can navigate back to the previous pages/home page by clicking Home, Up / Back. (4) You can export your results by clicking 'export' here. (5) If you click 'Set options' a pop up box giving you the option to (a) filter according to key children will appear as follows: The CoEL Statements Screen The CoEL Statements Screen will show you which statements within each Characteristic of Effective Learning category has assessments added for each individual child. To access the CoEL Statements Screen: (1) Click on the 'Tracking' tab. (2) Click on 'CoEL'. (3) Click on 'CoEL Statements Screen'. Once you have accessed the CoEL Statements Screen, you will be able to view the following: (1) You can select the period / custom period for which you wish to view the statements screen. (2) You then select the child for which you wish to see the statement results. (3) You will then be presented with the results for each 'Characteristic of Effective Learning' category, broken down by statements and the number of assessments that have been made for each statement. (4) You can export the results by clicking 'Export'. (5) If you click 'Set options' a pop up box giving you the option to (a) filter according to key children will appear as follows: (6) You can also add this screen to your 'Favourites' list by clicking 'Add current screen to favourites'. The CoEL Picker Screen The CoEL Picker Screen will show you the number of assessments (according to period/custom period) each child has per statement within each 'Characteristic of Effective Learning' category in graph form. To access the CoEL Picker Screen: (1) Click on the 'Tracking' tab. (2) Click on 'CoEL'. (3) Click on 'CoEL Picker Screen'. Once you have accessed the CoEL Picker Screen, you will be able to view the following: (1) You can select the period / custom period for which you wish to view the picker screen. (2) You then select the group for which you wish to see the results. (3) From here you select the 'Characteristic of Effective Learning' category for which you wish to see results. (4) and (5) You will then be able to see in graph form, the number of assessments each child has (from your selected group) per statement within the selected category. (6) Beneath the graph you will be able to view the names of the children who have no relevant CoEL assessments within the period/group you have selected. (7) You can also add this screen to your 'Favourites' list by clicking 'Add current screen to favourites'. (8) You can export the results by clicking 'Export'. (9) If you click 'Set options' a pop up box giving you the option to (a) filter according to key children will appear as follows: And that summarises how you can access and view analysis screens for the Characteristics of Effective Learning! Back to Main Tutorials Page
  2. Help with setting up.

    Hi Rukaiya! If you're aiming for a vertically grouped classroom where the 2-5 year olds are all together then dividers/room separaters may prove as a hinderance to allow the children equal access to all Montessori equipment. However I can understand that due to your sessions/day schedule, you may want to arrange your classroom to cater to the different age groups at different times pf the day. If you are placing low room separaters around the classroom then might I suggest arranging your Practical life/Sensorial equipment around the 2-3 year old group but also making it possible for the 4-5 year olds to be able to access them. The actual layout of the classroom depends upon the types of dividers you are planning on purchasing but I would recommend purchasing some that are easy to move around, so if you do decide to have an open plan room, you have that flexibility! Some settings also use their shelves to act as room dividers as-well which may be a better option to allow the free-flow between areas. So placing the Literacy and Mathematics shelves in an 'L shape for example would essentially separate this section from Practical life and Sensorial or using curved shelving to provide that separation - but not necessarily dividing the room up. You may also need to bear in mind that the Practical Life and Sensorial areas need to be in close proximity to a sink where children can refill the jugs/wash their hands prior to and post some of the activities. I hope this helps!
  3. Hello all! Since the Montessori summative assessment screen has sparked several questions, I thought I might explain a bit about that screen and why it was added. The Montessori curriculum works differently to the EYFS in which the activities (of which there are many!) can be completed at any age and several times over the year. Therefore it isn't possible for each activity to have an individual observation added each time and is why we created a screen where you could add an assessment for Montessori activities specifically (not the EYFS statements they are linked to) without having to add an observation. This is to give a more rounded picture of the child's abilities and skills within the Montessori curriculum. The suggested EYFS statements for each activity - are just that - 'suggestions'. They are taken from EYFS age bands we felt were appropriate for that activity but in no way set in stone, as an older child may complete an activity that has a lower age band suggestion but this doesn't mean that they are regressing in any way and vice versa. The EYFS statements were added as a 'teachers guide' to link the Montessori curriculum to the EYFS - but of course each child will achieve something different out of the activity and practitioners are free to select their own statements which are more suitable. So if you add an assessment on the Montessori summative assessment screen, this will have no effect on the EYFS statements. Regarding the EYFS statements; as my colleagues Lauren and Rebecca have mentioned we do indeed have 2 screens for EYFS which will allow you to; a) View the development matters statements that have assessments to give you an idea of what has been covered during each period- but not be able to add/override data on this screen in order to avoid the tick list approach. b) Override summative assessments according to period so you still have a good idea of where the child is within each EYFS area and aspect and can amend these scores according to your own judgement without needing to select specific statements you feel would bring the child up to the level you believe they are at. I hope this clarifies the differences a little?
  4. This tutorial will talk you through the Leuven Analysis Screens that are available to you on Tapestry. In order to view these screens, the Leuven scales will need to be enabled via your Control Panel by following this tutorial. Note: The Leuven system of measuring well-being and engagement was written in 1994 as a tool for staff to use to evaluate their early years environment. The premise was that by observing and measuring how children were engaging in the environment teachers could see if they needed to modify to improve their teaching spaces to improve the outcomes for children. You can use Leuven on Tapestry to evaluate your provision by reviewing children’s engagement and well-being by observing them in your different learning spaces. Over time, Leuven has begun to be used as a tool to assess children individually, this is not the original intended purpose. Any observation or assessment of children’s well being needs to be completed in the light of the PSED statements contained within Development Matters. Subsequently, any PSED assessments need to be viewed holistically as part of the collection of knowledge key people have about the child. Thus, early intervention support and help for the child can be accessed swiftly if there are concerns regarding their ability to engage or if they are displaying low levels of well-being. Accessing the Leuven Analysis Dashboard To access the Leuven Analysis Dashboard: (1) Click on the 'Tracking' tab. (2) Click on 'Leuven'. (3) Click on ' Leuven Dashboard'. You will then be presented with the following screen: (1) Here you will be able to see how many approved/unapproved Leuven assessments have been made for active children on your account. (2) These results are presented according to the period you select from the drop down options here. (3) You can also filter according to group - in this example we have selected 'All children'. (4) You will also be given the distribution of assessments according to Well-being and Involvement. The Leuven Thoroughness Screen The Leuven Thoroughness Screen will show you how many observations within a period have Leuven assessments linked to them and the average score for well-being and involvement for each scale. To access the Leuven Thoroughness Screen: (1) Click on the 'Tracking' tab. (2) Click on 'Leuven'. (3) Click on ' Leuven Thoroughness Screen'. You will then be presented with the following screen: (1) After you have accessed the screen, the top menu will give you the options to: Go back to the Analysis Home page, go Up to the previous screen (in this case the Dashboard), go Back to a previous step and/or be able to Export your results. (2) If you click on 'Set options' you will be given the option to filter according to your (a) 'Key Children' as below: (3) You can then filter according to period or set a custom period as required. (4) You can also filter according to group (in this example we will be viewing 'all children'). (5) Here you will be able to see the Key for the thoroughness results for Well-being and Involvement presented as a graph. (6) This is the representation of your filtered results as a graph where you will be able to see the names of the children on the vertical axis and the number of assessments for well-being and involvement on the horizontal axis. (7) You will also be able to see the results in a table format with the names of the children with Leuven assessments listed in the first column. (8) The thoroughness results for Well-being will be calculated according to the number of observations containing assessments and the average score they produce for well-being. (9) The thoroughness results for Involvement will be calculated according to the number of observations containing assessments and the average score they produce for involvement. (10) You can set the parameters for the number of observations you see in the results by clicking on 'Add filter'. You will then see the following pop up: (a) From here you will be able to select which scale you wish to change the parameters for - either Well-being or Involvement. (b) You can then amend the number of observations you wish to see the scores for - therefore if we change it to between 1 and 3 observations, you will only see results for children who have between 1 and 3 assessments for Leuven. (c) Click 'OK' to add your filter. (11) Here you will see the list of children who have no Leuven assessments, or do not match the applied filters. (12) You can add the Thoroughness Screen to your list of 'favourites' if you wish to have quick access to it in the future. It will then show up in your 'favourites' list under the 'Leuven' tab in Tracking. The Leuven Attainment Screen The Leuven Attainment Screen will show you the average attainment score for well-being and involvement for observations within a period that have Leuven assessments linked to them. To access the Leuven Attainment Screen: (1) Click on the 'Tracking' tab. (2) Click on 'Leuven'. (3) Click on ' Leuven Attainment Screen'. You will then be presented with the following screen: (1) After you have accessed the screen, the top menu will give you the options to: Go back to the Analysis Home page, go Up to the previous screen (in this case the Dashboard), go Back to a previous step and/or be able to Export your results. If you click on 'Set options' you will be given the option to filter according to your (a) 'Key Children' (as above in for the 'Thoroughness' screen). (2) You can then filter according to period or set a custom period as required. (3) You can also filter according to group (in this example we will be viewing 'all children'). (4) Here you will be able to see the Key for the attainment results for Well-being and Involvement presented as a graph. (5) This is the representation of your filtered results as a graph where you will be able to see the names of the children on the vertical axis and the average score for attainment for well-being and involvement on the horizontal axis. (6) You will also be able to see the results in a table format with the names of the children with Leuven assessments listed in the first column. (7) The attainment results for Well-being will be calculated according to the number of observations containing assessments and the average score they produce for well being. (8) The attainment results for Involvement will be calculated according to the number of observations containing assessments and the average score they produce for involvement. (9) You can set the parameters for the number of observations you see in the results by clicking on 'Add filter'. You will then see the following pop up: (a) From here you will be able to select which scale you wish to change the parameters for - either Well-being or Involvement. (b) You can then amend the scales for which you wish to see attainment scores for - therefore if we change it to between low and high, you will only see results for children who have assessments that fall between low and high. (c) Click 'OK' to add your filter. (10) Here you will see the list of children who have no Leuven assessments, or do not match the applied filters. (11) You can add the Attainment Screen to your list of 'favourites' if you wish to have quick access to it in the future. It will then show up in your 'favourites' list under the 'Leuven' tab in Tracking. Back to Main Tutorials Page
  5. This tutorial will take you through the process of purchasing and setting up a new Tapestry account. Purchase Tapestry Page The first thing you will do is select the package size you require for your setting from the purchase Tapestry page at https://eyfs.info/buy.html/. You will then be presented with the following form to complete: (1) If you are an existing FSF account holder, you will be entitled to a £24.00 inc VAT member discount off your Tapestry package (as the full price of Tapestry includes the cost of a membership to the FSF). Therefore to qualify for this discount, you will need to be logged into your account before purchasing your Tapestry package. (2) If you fall under a Local Authority that has a scheme with us (participating LA's can be found at this link) you could be entitled to a LA discount of £24.00 inc VAT (this covers the cost of the FSF membership that is part of your Tapestry subscription). You can obtain the LA key by contacting your LA or alternatively by providing us with your Ofsted URN to gauge your eligibility. (3) Here you can add your setting name e.g. Tapestry Preschool. (4) From here you can select the Tapestry package size you require. (5) The packages are based on the number of children you require the subscription for. Note: We recommend that you take out the package size for the maximum number of children that your setting holds. You can always upgrade during the year by paying the difference in cost of the larger package, however this will not be pro-rated for the number of months left on your subscription, nor will it change the expiry date of your subscription. The number of staff and relative profiles you can add is limitless. Once you have made your selection, the package will be highlighted in dark grey. (6) The larger numbers indicate the subscription cost not including VAT and the smaller numbers indicate the subscription cost including VAT. If your setting is based outside of the UK, you will be eligible for the VAT free price of the Tapestry package. This will be reflected on the checkout pages once you have entered your overseas address correctly. (7) Once you have made your selection, click 'Checkout & Pay'. (8) You will then be taken to the following page where you will be given the option to log in if you are an existing member or Continue as a new member. In this tutorial we will be setting up as a New Member. Creating your New Member Profile (1) Firstly, you will be required to enter a display name - this is the name that will appear on the forum when you create/reply to any posts. It will also appear when and if you send in any support tickets to tapestry.support@eyfs.info. Note: Please note that spaces are not allowed in Display Names. You can use any combination of letters, numbers, dashes, and the underscore character. It must be between 3 and 26 characters long. (2) Here you can enter your email address for your account. This email address will be used to initially create both your FSF membership and Tapestry subscription. You can at a later date, change this to register your membership and Tapestry to different email addresses. You will be able to manage and pay for invoices via your FSF account. (3) You then need to create a strong password for your account. Note: A good password consists of: 8 or more characters, Mixture of letters and numbers, Mixture of upper case and lowercase, Special characters and Non-dictionary words. (4) You can enter the first and last name your account should be registered under. This can be a head teacher, finance manager, or simply the name of the teacher registering the account. (5) From here you select the country from which you are purchasing the Tapestry subscription. If you select United Kingdom, you will be charged VAT. Anyone outside the U.K. will be eligible for the VAT free price of Tapestry. (6) You can then enter your full billing address here. We recommend you fill this in full including your post code as this will determine whether your later payment goes through successfully. Not filling in your post code may result in an error message when making a payment. (7) We generally do not provide phone support, however in the event that we need to contact you, providing a phone number is also useful (but not compulsory). (8) From here you can select your interest in Foundation Stage Education - to verify that you are a relevant party who is trying to purchase a Tapestry subscription. (9) From here you can go through the security check, select whether you would like to receive news and updates and agree to our terms of use. (10) You can then continue to review your order. Payment Options You will then be taken to the following payment page options: (1) Review your order here to ensure you have selected the correct package size and the cost is correct. (2) You can then amend your billing address as required from here. (3) You then have the option to choose payment by card or post. (4) Once you have made your selection, click 'Place Order and Pay'. Paying by Post/Cheque If you select 'Pay by Post', then you will be presented with the following page. This does not create an account for you, however will produce a pending invoice that you can pay by cheque. Towards the bottom of the screen you will find your invoice/order number which you should note down if you need to chase/refer to the payment. You will also be able to save/print a copy of your invoice by clicking on 'Print Invoice'. This will open up your invoice in a new tab on your browser from which you can save and/or print it as required. All the details about how to make payment by cheque/post can be found on this screen. You will also be sent an email from customer.service@eyfs.info titled 'Payment Pending for Tapestry: XX Children' with the same details for your reference. You will receive no further correspondence from us after this stage. Your FSF and Tapestry accounts will be created upon receipt of the cheque as soon as we mark the invoice as paid. Paying by Card When you proceed to make payment by card, you may be presented with the following Error Message: 5080. It is often the case that the billing address is incomplete/is missing your post code which is why you have not been taken to the next screen to make payment. In this case, simply navigate back to the previous page and amend your address accordingly. Making Payment If your billing address is complete, you will then be taken to the following payment page: (1) From here you can select your payment card: Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Debit MasterCard and Maestro. (2) You will then be prompted to enter your card details as above: Name, Card Number, Expiry date and CVC number. (3) Once complete, click on 'Confirm card details'. (4) On this page you can review your entire order including the subscription size, payment details and billing and shipping address. (5) Then to make your payment, click 'Pay £XX.XX now'. Once payment has been made you will receive the following email from customer.service@eyfs.info, titled 'Tapestry:XX Children' (depending on the package size you have purchased). If you click on 'view order' you will be directed to your billing and purchases page on the FSF and you will need to log in/be logged into your FSF account to view this page. Your FSF & Tapestry account creation You will also receive a second email from noreply@tapestryjournal.com, titled 'Create your Tapestry login' and will appear as follows: (1) You can start by activating your Tapestry account by clicking on this link to create your own password and PIN to log into your account. Once you have then logged in with your email address and password you will be taken through some introductory set up screens where you will be able to enter your manager's name, your setting's time zone, set up your assessment periods to match your term dates and enable the assessment frameworks on you want to use on your account. (2) Guidance on creating a secure password can be found by clicking on this link. (3) If the link is not working for any reason and you're facing difficulty setting up your account, you can email us at customer.service@eyfs.info. (4) FSF - The Foundation Stage Forum: This section will explain a little more about the FSF and your membership. (5) You can watch the introduction to Tapestry video at this link. (6) You can find several more tutorials about getting started with Tapestry at this link. (7) You can find more parent/staff/documentation resources at this link. (8) The unsubscribe links in our emails are designed for situations where the incorrect person has been set up with a Tapestry account and shouldn't be receiving our emails. If you click on one of these links you will be then taken to a page asking whether or not you recognise Tapestry, if you select no your email will be unsubscribed and your account will made inactive, meaning you are no longer able to login. If someone on your account does unsubscribe by accident, you can follow this tutorial to resubscribe them. Back to Main Tutorials Page
  6. We have added a new Montessori Summative Assessment screen to Tapestry, from which you will be able to manually add assessments and refinements for Montessori activities without having to add a full observation! You will also be able to view the progress the child is making for each activity from one period to the next. More information about how to use this screen can be found at the tutorial at this link. A new tutorial for how to use the Montessori Activities Overview screen has also been added at this link.
  7. This post will talk you through the main differences you will find between the browser version of Tapestry and the app. The app has been designed to give you a streamlined version of Tapestry to make on-the-go observations and providing you with the features required to quickly do this. The full version of Tapestry, including managerial access to the Control Panel and analysis/snapshot screens, is available via the browser version of Tapestry (using Google Chrome, Safari, Silk, Internet explorer and so forth). You can access the full version of Tapestry on mobile devices by logging in via a browser rather than the app directly. Logging in Browser (1) Go to www.tapestryjournal.com and log in by firstly entering the email address used to register your account. (2) You then enter your password linked to your Tapestry account. (3) Click Log-in and you will be taken to the home page on your Tapestry account listing observations. (4) If you have forgotten your email address/password, click on 'Having trouble logging in?' and you will be directed to the following screen. (a) Click here to reset your password. (b) Once you have requested the password reset email, you click here to return to the main login page. App Access the Tapestry app from your tablet/mobile device and you will be presented with the following screen: (1) Enter your email address. (2) Enter your password. (3) Click Log-in and you will be taken to the home page listing observations. (4) If you have forgotten your email address/password, click on 'Login not working?' and the following screen will open up in one of your browsers on the tablet. (a) Click on this link to reset your password. (b) Then to return to main login page, click here. Available Frameworks Browser You will firstly need to enable the frameworks you wish to use from your Control Panel on the browser version of Tapestry (manager profile holders will be able to do this). These frameworks will then also be available to you when using the app. (1) Click on your username. (2) Select Control Panel. (3) Click on 'Settings'. (4) Click on 'Assessments' (5) On this page you can enable which frameworks you wish to use by ticking the box labelled 'Enable' next to the title/s and clicking 'Submit' at the bottom of the page. Once you have enabled the frameworks you wish to use via the Control Panel, they will appear as follows when you go to create an observation. (1) All enabled frameworks will appear here. To collapse the framework you wish to use, click on +Title of framework, for example, +EYFS. (2) It will then appear beneath the listed frameworks. App Once you have logged into the app, you will see the initial screen that lists all the observations on your account (either of all children or your key children only according the the preferences set on your account - tutorial here). To access the available frameworks that have been enabled on your account you do the following: (1) Tap on the 'Assessments' tab at the bottom of the screen. (2) The frameworks that have been enabled on the browser version of your Tapestry account will also appear here. If they do not, it may be that this particular framework is not yet available on the app. (3) Once you have selected a framework, it will collapse beneath the listed frameworks like this (EYFS has been selected in this example). You can then proceed to add assessments as required by tapping on the appropriate areas of learning/statements. You can add assessments from more than one framework by switching between the options available at the top of the screen. Adding Observations Browser When adding an observation via the browser version of Tapestry, once you have logged in, you will land on the screen listing all observations that have been added to your account so far. You can then click on (1) Add observation to begin creating your observation. App You can add an observation via the app on an iOS device by doing the following once you have logged in: (1) Tap on the names of the child/children you wish to include in the observation. (2) Then tap on 'Notes' to add a title and/or the notes for the observation. Note: To save the observation, you must select at least 1 child and add a title. You can add notes/assessments/media at a later time as required. (3) Tap on the 'Assessments' tab to add any assessments as required from the appropriate framework. (4) You can then add Media from your tablet/mobile device's library and/or take a photo/video in the moment and save it to your observation. Once complete remember to 'Save' the observation. (5) The format on an Android device is a little different as the icons appear at the top of the screen rather than the bottom, however the functions are the same as on the iOS device above: Filtering by Groups/Key Children Browser You/anyone holding a manager profile on your account can edit your preferences so that only your key children appear when logging in on the browser/tablet. You can apply more filters as required on the browser version of Tapestry however these filters are not yet available on the app version. To change your preferences to only view key children you can follow the tutorial at this link. To set page filters to only view key children you can follow the tutorial at this link. App If you have set your preferences to only view key children via the browser, the same will apply to the app. Once logged in, you will only be able to view observations made for your assigned key children. You cannot apply any filters on the app at the moment, therefore any changes you would like to make to your preference settings will need to be done via the browser version of Tapestry. Tracking (Snapshots and Analysis) Browser Any Snapshots/Analysis screens that are available to you for the frameworks that you have enabled will appear on the browser version of Tapestry as follows: (1) Click on the 'Tracking' tab at the top of the screen and all frameworks that have Snapshot/Analysis screens available will appear along the top in a row. (2) Click on the framework you wish to view tracking screens for. In this example we have used 'EYFS'. (3) You will then be able to see which Snapshot and Analysis screens are available to you according to the framework. (4) If you have added any of these screens to your list of 'favourites', they will appear here for easier access. App There are no analysis or snapshots screens available to view via the app. They can only be accessed via the browser version of Tapestry. You can however open up a browser on your tablet/mobile device and log in via this screen to view analysis/snapshot screens as required. Managers Only - The Control Panel Browser Only manage profile holders have access to the Control Panel on Tapestry. To access the Control Panel via the browser version of Tapestry you can do the following: (1) Log into the browser version of Tapestry and click on your username in the top right hand corner of the screen. Select 'Control Panel'. (2) You will then be able to access all the administrative features available to you via the Control Panel. App You cannot access the Control Panel from within the app - even if you have a manager profile - however as before, you can open up a browser on your tablet/mobile device and log in via this screen to view the control panel as required. And they are the main differences between the browser version of Tapestry and the App! Back to Main Tutorials Page
  8. In this tutorial we're going to look at how to access and use the Relative Activity Screen. Please note by default only managers will be able to see this screen, if you want staff to be able to access it you will just need to change the user permission for this to 'permitted'. This tutorial talks you through the user permissions on Tapestry. Accessing the Relative Activity Screen To access the Relative Activity Screen you can do the following: (1) Click on the 'Tracking' tab. (2) Click on the 'General' tab. (3) From here select 'Relative Activity'. Relative Activity Screen - Individual View On this screen, you will be able to view Relative Activity as either an individual view or group view. By default, after accessing the screen you will be presented with the individual view screen. (1) This will indicate which screen you are currently viewing. This is the 'Individual' view screen. (2) You can then select the period/full history or custom period you wish to see Relative Activity for. In this example, we are viewing the full history for the year 2017/2018. (3) You can then select the individual child for whom you wish to view relative/s activity. (4) You also have the option to 'reset filters' if you wish to amend/re-select your options. (5) You can export your results as a CSV or PDF file from here. (6) Once you have selected the child, the name/s of the relative/s linked to the child's profile will appear as a list in the first column. (7) You will then be able to see the relative/s activity for the child broken down into the following categories: Total Observations: The total number of observations created by this relative. Comment Percentage: The percentage of all observations commented on. Like Percentage: The percentage of all observations liked. Access Percentage: The percentage of observations viewed. (Note: This data has only been recorded since 28th March 2018 06:00 p.m. so we only consider observations created from then onwards.) Last Created: The date of the last observation created by the relative. (8) You can also sort each column individually by clicking the small blue arrow to view the results as ascending or descending. Relative Activity Screen - Group View (1) This will indicate which screen you are currently viewing. This is the 'Group' view screen. (2) You can then select the period/full history or custom period you wish to see Relative Activity for. In this example, we are viewing the full history for the year 2017/2018. (3) You also have the option to further filter your results according to; Cohort, Group, Season Born (UK), SEN, EAL, Free School Meals and Pupil Premium. (4) You also have the option to 'reset filters' if you wish to amend/re-select your options. (5) You can export your results as a CSV or PDF file from here. (6) Once you have selected your filters, the applicable name/s of the relative/s will appear as a list in the first column. (7) You will then be able to see the relative/s activity broken down into the following categories: Total Observations: The total number of observations created by this relative. Comment Percentage: The percentage of all observations commented on. Like Percentage: The percentage of all observations liked. Access Percentage: The percentage of observations viewed. (Note: This data has only been recorded since 28th March 2018 06:00 p.m. so we only consider observations created from then onwards.) Last Created: The date of the last observation created by the relative. (8) You can also sort each column individually by clicking the small blue arrow to view the results as ascending or descending. Back to Main Tutorials Page
  9. This tutorial will talk you through the steps you need to take to change or update your contact details. (1) Firstly, you will need to log into your FSF account at www.eyfs.info and sign in with your username/email address and password. (2) If you have forgotten your password, click 'forgot your password?' and this (3) pop up box will appear for you to request a new password. Updating your Contact Details (1) Once logged into your FSF account, click on your username in the top right hand corner of your screen. (2) Then select 'Account Settings'. (3) On the next screen, click on the 'Personal Information' tab. (4) From here you can update/amend your; First Name Last Name Phone Number Email Address (5) Once you have updated these details, click 'Save'. Then if you wish to update your billing/shipping address details, click on the 'Postal Address' tab (1) as below. (2) From here you can amend or update your Primary billing address and/or your Primary Shipping Address. (3) You can also add a different address that is registered to your payment card (if you are paying an invoice) by clicking here. (4) If your billing/shipping address needs to be edited or deleted, you can do this by clicking on of the two options from here. If you click 'edit' you will see the following screen. (1) You can change your country from this drop down list. (2) You can add the first line of your address here. (3) If you wish to add more lines for a longer address, click the + button here and a new row will be created. (4) You can add your post code here. (5) Click Save to update your address details. Note: Remember that this is the address that will appear on your invoices, so if you wish for this to be the school/an official address then you can always change your billing address at the time of payment when you are on the checkout screen to ensure the billing address matches your payment card. Back to Main Tutorials Page
  10. You can now communicate with the relatives of children (linked to their profiles) individually via the Care Diary! More information about how to use this new feature can be found at the tutorial 'How to use the Communication tool in the Care Diary' at this link! You can also access tutorials for 'Setting up Care Diary' at this link and 'How to use the Care Diary features' at this link.
  11. You can now create accident/incident forms via the Care Diary and make them available for relatives to sign either on paper or digitally! More information about how to use this new feature can be found in our updated tutorial about 'How to use the Care Diary features' at this link. You can also access the tutorial for 'Setting up the Care Diary' at this link.
  12. This tutorial will talk you through how you can change your FSF email address. Your Foundation Stage Forum membership is registered by default to the person who initially subscribed and paid for your Tapestry subscription or if you have just purchased an FSF membership - then to the person who made this purchase. You can manage your invoice payments for Tapestry, upgrades and so forth from your FSF account and the person whose email address is registered to this account will be the only person who can access the FSF. If you wish to change this email address you can do the following: (1) Go to www.eyfs.info and sign in with your username/email address and password. (2) If you have forgotten your password, click 'forgot your password?' and this (3) pop up box will appear for you to request a new password. Changing your email address Once you are logged into your FSF account (1) Click on your Username and select (2) Account Settings. You will then be taken to the following page: (1) Click on the 'Email Address' tab in your Settings panel. (2) Enter the new email address to associate with your FSF account. (3) Enter your current password to verify this change. (4) Click 'Save' to change your email address. Back to Main Tutorials Page
  13. More grouping as a class

    Hello Clare! You will be happy to know that we will be releasing an iOS app update in the near future which will allow you to filter by groups on the app as-well! Do keep an eye on your Tapestry newsletters and change log for more information about when this is released! In the meantime, what I can suggest is assigning the children who work with several support staff as 'key children' to their staff profiles (tutorial here) and then limiting them to only view their key children (tutorial here) so when they log into Tapestry on the browser/app they can only view their key children. As a manager if you need to be able to view all children, then I'm afraid the 'key children' method will not work in the same way for you - so please bear with us for the app update! Regarding allocating classes at the beginning of the year; I can understand that it would be much easier to allocate the groups as key children to staff members rather than selecting each name individually. This is something that has been brought up previously and is being discussed as an additional feature we hope to include in the future as-well! For now, the easiest way to allocate the key children is by going to Control Panel > Manage Staff > Manage Key Children - for which you do need to know the names of the children you are allocating. I hope this helps!
  14. Welcome to Tapestry Laura it's great to have you with us! Hopefully one of your fellow South Yorkshire 'Weavers' will be along soon to offer you some help. In the meantime, have you looked the following webinar 'observing and assessing using Tapestry' as that will give you a great overview of how to use Tapestry with your children? Other webinars at this link might also be useful - you can watch them whenever you have a moment! If you would like to talk to us about using Tapestry as childminder we are holding a webinar just for you on February 20th at 6:30p.m. You can sign up to this by visiting this page. Get back in touch if you have any more questions! Happy weaving!
  15. This tutorial will take you through the steps of using the new 'Comments Tool' between staff and relatives available via the Care Diary. After you have enabled the Care Diary via your Control Panel you can use the care diary to communicate with relatives and so relatives can communicate with you. Enabling Notifications for Care Diary Before using the comments tool, you will need to enable notifications for the Care Diary via your Control Panel. (1) Click on your username and select Control Panel. (2) Click on the 'Settings' tab. (3) Click on the 'Notifications' tab and you will then see the screen below: (1) Scroll down the Notifications page to where it says 'Relatives'. (2) There are three notification options for Care Diary; Care diary attention requested, Accident entry attention requested and Care diary comment added. You can enable notifications for each of these actions as either Internal, Immediate Email or Daily Email as required. (3) Then click 'Save' to update your notification preferences. Adding Comments via the Care Diary You can send individual comments to relatives linked to their children's profiles via the care diary. This is a function on the care diary that cannot be done in bulk. (1) Click on the comment icon to begin sending a comment. (2) Here you will be able to see any entries you have added so far for the child. (3) You can then type a comment for the relative in this field. (4) You then click on the paper plane icon to send the comment to the relative. (5) Once it has been sent, your screen will appear as below where you will be able to reply to your own comment, like or delete it as required. Relative view of Comments via Care Diary The relative/s can also view, add and reply to comments via the Care Diary. (1) When the relative first logs into their account, if a comment has been sent, it will show up in their notifications as below: After clicking on the notification, they will be presented with the following Care Diary entry: (2) The staff comment will appear here and the relative can like and/or reply to it here. (3) The relative can also write their own comment in this field. (4) Once the comment has been written, the relative can click on the paper plane icon to send it. When the comment has been sent, the screen will appear for the relative as below: If the relative logs into their account and would like to send a direct message/comment to the setting (instead of replying to a comment that has been sent to them as above), they will see the screen below: Staff view of Comments via Care Diary If a comment has been sent by a relative, when staff log into their account and access Care Diary, they will see the following screen: (1) The comment icon will now have a red number above it (this number will change according to how many comments have been sent for that particular child). Once you click on this icon, you will be able to view the screen below: (2) You will be able to view the thread of any previous comments here. (3) You can then reply as required and send the comment in the same manner by clicking on the paper plane icon . Deleted Comments and Likes (1) If a comment has been liked, the wording will change from 'Like' to 'Liked' and if you hover over the thumbs up icon, you will be able to see who liked the comment. (2) If a comment has been deleted, it will be replaced with the text [Comment Deleted]. Note: Only staff can delete comments made by themselves and relatives. Relatives can only delete their own comments. More information about how to use the Care Diary can be found at this tutorial. Back to Main Tutorials Page
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