Observation & Assessment

Tapestry - Online Journal

At Patcham Village Pre-school we employ an easy-to-use, secure online learning journal system; namely 'Tapestry' to help staff and families celebrate children’s learning and development together.  

Tapestry builds a very special record of a child’s experiences, development and learning journey through their early years and primary education. Using photos, videos and diary entries our staff along with children's families weave the story of the child and how they are growing and developing.

The Tapestry platform then works seamlessly to enable these memories to be kept as a permanent record of each child’s unique journey. All information held in the platform is stored securely, and can be downloaded and shared as required.

Parents are able to view online their child’s progress and how much fun they’re having,  whilst also uploading their own comments and media'. 

Weekly Updates

At Patcham Village Pre-school families receive weekly updates on Tapestry: capturing all of the wonderful experiences children have been enjoying.   

You will receive photographs of your child (subject to parental permission) enjoying the many activities and experiences we offer at Patcham Village Pre-school along with formative observations and assessments linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Characteristics of Effecitve Learning.     

We encourage too families to share with us experiences children have at home or on holiday, which we then talk to children about and look at together.    

Click the link to read more about Tapestry  https://tapestry.info/

We are very happy to hear how well our daughter is doing , that's all down to your hard work, we thank you very much."

Parent comment on Tapestry

Extended Family and Friends

At Patcham Village Pre-school we understand the different geographical dynamics of families and how hard it is to be separated from those we love dearly who live in different towns and cities.

One of many special features Tapestry enables us to do is to have the ability to  involve grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends in children’s learning, whether they live near or far.  Adding additional users to your child's private and individual Tapestry account is entirely a parents choice and enables those dear to them to close the gaps that physical distance can by its very nature create.  

 'Distance means nothing when someone means everything'.