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Tapestry Newsletter June 2024

Hello and welcome to our June 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:

  • Reminder: Printed Journals Now Available
  • New Articles to Support Your CPD
  • A New “Beginner’s Guide”
  • Last chance to complete our 2024 survey

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

Best wishes,

The Tapestry Team


Printed Journals Now Available

You may have seen that we’ve recently teamed up with Group Hugs to start offering a service which turns your children’s PDF journals into beautiful printed books.

After listening to some questions and feedback, we’ve compiled a few bits of advice to help you get the most from this service:

  • Make sure to export journals from the Control Panel. If you're not sure how, this guide will show you all the steps.
  • By default, the PDF export will include a cover page, a contents page, and observations will run one after each other (the option is called 'split across pages'). We recommend leaving those as they are.
  • You can make the books even more special by adding a profile picture for the child (and including the cover page when generating the PDF) and by adding your school/setting logo. Doing this will mean the child's photo appears on the front cover of the book and your logo will appear in the top right-hand corner of each page, instead of the Tapestry logo.
  • Lastly, we’d recommend reminding parents to download the PDF to their computer/device even if they do buy the printed journal as well.

More information on Printed Journals, as well as some FAQs, can be found on this page.


New Articles to Support Your CPD

We have two new articles this month:

Anya, from our Education Team, attended the MHFA England, Adult, Mental Health First Aid (MHFAider®) course, delivered by Kate Moxley, who is an Instructor Member and the founder of Wellness for All. Here, Anya reflects on some key things she learned from the course.

And manny, Joss Cambridge-Simmons, reflects on the importance of being present for children, how presence equals love, and how to cultivate a feeling of safety.


A New “Beginner’s Guide”

The free document ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Islam’ has been written by Suma Din to help childminders, nurseries and schools have a better understanding of Islam.


Last chance to complete the 2024 Tapestry Survey

Just a reminder to complete the Tapestry Survey if you haven’t already! The survey is for everyone working in the early years and primary education sectors. We’d love to hear from you on topics such as the expanded offer for two-year-olds, how educators are using AI, and proposed Labour early years and education policies.

The survey should take 5-8 minutes to complete, and it closes on 7th June. To take part, please follow this link.