Tapestry, Book Club, Keyperson & Facebook
As part of our continuous improvement as a setting we now use an online system called Tapestry to record your child’s progress, learning and development. The system has been developed by the Foundation Stage Forum and has many users throughout Preschool, Nursery and School settings across the country, complying with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Please ask if you require more information on the security of the company and system.
Practitioners have a personal login by email, password and PIN code for the site and to access the children’s accounts. One advantage is that we can also set up parent access and you can contribute to your child’s learning journey, progress, activities and fun! This can be accessed from a home computer, laptop, tablet and some phones. If you do not have access to email, access can be arranged from Preschool equipment.
Each child will be assigned a key person who is a named practitioner who has responsibilities for children to help them feel safe and secure. The role is important for both children and parents and it is an approach set out in the EYFS. A key person will also be a point of contact for parents.
The Pre-School children have the opportunity to choose a book from our book club. The children will choose a book and take it home. This should be returned when you have read it, when another book will be chosen. We hope that this will encourage children to talk about the pictures and enjoy looking at books.
Closed Facebook Group
Parents are invited to join our closed Facebook group which is used to share messages and information. This works alongside tapestry to ensure all parents can access information.