Online Learning Journey – Parents’ Guide


All children attending The Village Nursery have a personal on-line Learning Journey  which records photos, 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.

We use Tapestry, a system, which is hosted in the UK on secure servers. You will  have secure access (via email address and password) to your child’s Learning  Journey and, in addition to viewing our contributions, we encourage you to add to  it by uploading photos and comments, or commenting on observations made by  us.

Where do I start?

Once you have given us an email address, we will set up an account for you. Go to on your computer, or if you have an iPhone or iPad, visit the  iTunes store and download the Tapestry app from the Education section (search  for TapestryMobile). Login using your email address and the password we give you.  We strongly recommend that you change your password on your first visit.

Changing your settings

On the computer

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’.

Let us know how you get on!