Tapestry Online Learning Journey – Parents’ Guide

Our online Learning Journey allows parents to enjoy photographs and comments of their child’s day.

Through email notifications parents can see when their child’s Learning Journey has been updated and add comments back.

Our Online Learning Journey records photos, videos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time with us.

Tapesty is hosted in the UK on secure servers and provides secure way for you as parents to access information about your child’s nursery experience as it happens.

All parents will be provided with an individual link to activate their account (via email address and password). In addition to viewing our contributions, we encourage you to add to your child’s Learning Journey by uploading photos and comments, or commenting on observations made by us.

Where do I start?

Once you have given us a valid email address, we will set up an account for you. To visit Tapestry go to https://eylj.org on your computer, or if you have an iPhone or iPad, visit the iTunes store and download the Tapestry (search for Tapestry Mobile).There is now an Android app (search Tapestry Mobile in Google Play).

Login using your email address and the password emailed. We strongly recommend that you change your password on your first visit to the site.

Changing your settings

On a PC

At the top right of your screen you will see your name, and selecting this will give you the option to ‘Edit Preferences’. Choose this option and you will be presented with a screen giving you the option to change your email address and password.

You also have the option to receive an email whenever a new observation is added to your child’s Learning Journey – just tick or untick the relevant box if you would like to change this setting.


On iphone/ipad

To change your settings on the iphone/ipad app, click the ‘cog’ button on the bottom right hand side of the application. This enables you to change password and/or email address.


Viewing my child’s Learning Journey

Once logged in, you will see your child’s observations on your home screen in a list – selecting any one of these will open up the observation for you to look at. You may add comments in the box at the bottom of the observation if you would like to – and we would love to receive such comments!

Adding an entry to my child’s Learning Journey

Choose the ‘Add Observation’ option (or the ‘plus’ icon on your iphone/ipad) and add the relevant information in the boxes on screen. Photos and videos may be uploaded by choosing the ‘add media’ option. When you have saved your observation, you may go back to the home screen at any time by choosing ‘home’.

We’re always looking for feedback so please let us know how you get on!

Setting up Tapestry to use on Android devices (click images to see a larger version)

Setting up Tapestry to use on iOS devices (click images to see a larger version)