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Tapestry Newsletter April 2023


Hello and welcome to our April newsletter


If you’re considering using Tapestry Online Learning Journal but aren’t yet a customer, take a look at how it can help you transform learning outcomes for children in EYFS right through to Year 6 - click a link below:

If you’re already a customer, read on for our latest news and updates, including:

  • Nursery Management System – ‘Tapestry Invoices’ coming soon!
  • The benefits of Tapestry for Key Stage 1 & 2
  • New articles and resources to support your CPD
  • Monitoring Anima Phonics on Tapestry
  • A quick note about the EYFSP

We hope you enjoy catching up on our news, and we always welcome your feedback.

Best wishes,

The Tapestry Team


Nursery Management System – ‘Tapestry Invoices’ coming soon!

Many of you have told us how much you need a Nursery Management solution to sit alongside our award-winning observation and parental engagement tools.

So, we’re very excited to announce the upcoming release of ‘Tapestry Invoices’, which we are aiming to make available to you in June.

Invoices will be added to Booking and Registers, which are already available as part of our new Nursery Management System. This will mean Tapestry will have everything in one place, making things easier for you. And because we know money is tight, this additional functionality is available to you at no extra charge.

The first version of Tapestry Invoices will offer lots of functionality, and we plan to keep adding to it over the rest of the year.

For a taste of what you can expect from Invoices in June, and beyond, check out the Tapestry Invoices page, and get a sneak peak at what it will look like!

For updates or further functionality requests, email us.


The Benefits of Tapestry for Key Stage 1 & 2

As well as being a great tool for EYFS, Tapestry can transform children’s learning journeys in Key Stage 1 and 2, and nurture strong parental engagement.

In particular, Child Login is described as a “game-changer”. Bringing the child to the heart of learning, Child Login motivates and excites children, and supports them in articulating their learning language.

Find out how Tapestry is being used in Key Stage 1 and 2 here.

Adding your KS1 & 2 pupils is quick and easy:

  • Email us with the number of extra children you wish to add
  • We’ll get back to you with a quote (approx. price £2.50/child)
  • Once you’re upgraded, simply import your KS children via a CSV and you’re good to go!

Upgrade your account today!


Supporting your CPD with our latest articles and guides

We have four new themes to share with you this month, to support your professional development.

Inclusion: A member of our education team, Stephen Kilgour’s article ‘What does Inclusion mean to you?’ explores the different facets of inclusion, the art of ‘tuning in’ and the importance of belonging. Read the article here.

Transition to KS1: Another member of our education team, Ben Case, has had an article published in Headteacher Update - ‘Reception to year 1: How to support pupil transition’. In it, Ben discusses the importance of getting to know children, the Prime areas of learning, and thinking past ‘GLD’. Read the article here.

Disability, STEM and more: We learn from interdisciplinary researcher in space, atmospheric and health sciences, Dr Becca Wilson, who shares her own journey into science and her experience as a disabled person, how to encourage children in STEM, and lots more. Read the article here.

Developmental Play: The Beginner’s Guide to Developmental Play is now available to download for free from our website. It has been created by Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Carly Budd, to support parents, childminders, nurseries and schools in having necessary conversations about Developmental Play. We encourage you to share it widely. Download the guide here.


Monitoring Anima Phonics on Tapestry

Do you use Anima Phonics at your setting? Good news … you can now upload their Phonics Framework as a Bespoke Framework to your Tapestry account.

To start monitoring Anima Phonics on Tapestry, simply contact them and ask them for their Phonics Framework as a CSV.

Once you’ve got a copy, upload it by following these steps and you’re good to go!


EYFSP on Tapestry

After conversations with different Local Authorities, we will no longer be providing a CTF version of the EYFSP export, only a CSV. However, if you require a CTF version, please feel free to contact us on customer.service@eyfs.info