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Tapestry Newsletter April 2024

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:

  • Printed Journals!
  • Tummy Time Evaluation Tool
  • A New Article to Support Your CPD
  • Rosie’s Story
  • Siren Films – Interviews
  • A new CPD Course – Tapestry Reports

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

Best wishes,

The Tapestry Team


Printed Journals

We are so excited to announce that you and your families can now order printed versions of children’s learning journals!

We’ve teamed up with publisher Group Hugs who will be turning your children’s PDFs into beautiful printed journals.

Here are some of the key features:

  • Parents and carers will be able to order copies of the journals you make available to them, via Tapestry.
  • Parents and carers will be able to purchase backdated copies of previous years’ journals by uploading the PDF copies they hold to Group Hugs.
  • Schools, nurseries, and childminders will be able to order copies of journals on behalf of the families. This year that will be done via the Group Hugs website.

For more information on this, check out our info site.

There’s also this handy information poster, which you could display in your setting, to help get the word out to parents. You can download the poster here.


Tummy Time Evaluation Tool

Specialist Children’s Occupational Therapist, Carly Budd, has created this free resource to help support educators working and leading in Baby Rooms. You can use this to reflect on and evaluate your individual or setting wide understanding of Tummy Time.

You can download the full guide here.


A New Article to Support Your CPD

We have a new article on our info site this month. In it, Simmone Boyce and Anya Edwards reflect on how settings can develop their expertise around developmental trauma in order to support children.

Read the full article here.


Rosie’s Story

“Rosie’s Story” is our video series documenting the growth and development of Rosie. The series has been ongoing since Rosie was just 3 days old and she will be 3 years old this summer! If you want to learn more about typical development milestones, and child development generally, we thoroughly recommend watching along. They are all available on our YouTube channel and you can find the most recent episode here.


Siren Films – Interviews

Still on the subject of using video to support professional development, our friends over at Siren Films have been busy creating interviews with specialists in the sector - some of whom we have worked with recently ourselves.

Prof. Eunice Lumsden discusses her work around inclusion, diversity and holistic safeguarding (among many other topics) in her interview here.

Warda Farah discusses intersectionality, creating safe spaces, social justice and more in her interview here.


A New CPD Course – Tapestry Reports

We have another new Tapestry CPD course to help support your use of Tapestry. This one is all about the Reports feature.

The course will cover everything you need to know about Reports. This includes how to create them, export them and share them with relatives.