As you are aware, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum for all children from birth. As a requirement for this, we have to demonstrate how children make a progression through the stages of development whilst they are with us, and show how we, alongside the children, plan for activities and ideas that will stretch their learning, development and imaginations.

We use “Tapestry, the Online Learning Journal”. Staff have a tablet, on which they record photos, videos and snapshots of development. These are then uploaded onto each child’s private account and the stages of learning and development are generated at the click of a button. Parents are emailed when an observation has been made, they can comment on the observation, upload their own pictures, and write observations on their children. These are sent to the child’s account where staff can then link them to the foundation stage curriculum outcomes. It allows parents to be involved in the whole process of planning the child’s learning and development, and it means that by working in partnership in this way we can provide a far more balanced curriculum for your child.

It also means that parents who work, or don’t have daily contact with the nursery will have a far greater picture of what happens on a daily or weekly basis.

The system we have purchased has a comprehensive web site, that can answer any of your questions, you can access it at

We create an account for each child, which gives us a yearly license, which we renew yearly.

If you have any questions, concerns or queries please come and talk to me and I will do my best to answer them or get you an answer to them as soon as possible.

Debbie Parriss