Tapestry has a host of features and functions to offer. Aside from the extensive ability to customise Tapestry to the requirements of each individual setting, these are some of the main features which our weavers love.
Features to help you record
Split group observations
Separate group observations instantly so each child can have their own version with relevant amendments.
Use #hashtags in observations to identify key-phrases such as ‘#childinitiated’ or specific focus points e.g. #behaviour, as well as for categorising observations e.g. ‘#term1project’.
About Me pages
A page all about each child which can be filled in by them, their parents, or staff.
Record accidents and mark them as discussed when appropriate from within the care diary.
Single child observation
Record each child's achievements and special moments using written descriptions and media.
Features to help you track
Track how families are engaging with Tapestry and how you can promote and improve your family communication.
Track observations made by staff, helping you to understand how they are observing and what support they may need.
Engage in Reflective practice, contributing to a reflective journal for children and staff, as well as for the service as a whole for QIP.
Suggested next Montessori activities
Tapestry offers suggestions of which activities a child may be presented next based on the assessments made so far.
Montessori training tool
Tapestry offers in depth and detailed descriptors of the Montessori curriculum and activities contained therein, aiding educators in training.
Quickly and easily see where the gaps in your assessments are.
Keep track of each child's assessed scores in various learning frameworks.
Document SEND children’s learning using the unique and flexible Cherry Garden framework.
Tag sets for compliancy
Tag reflections for various frameworks such as NQS or the Practices and Principles of the EYLF to help monitor the service and delivery of the educational program.
Features to improve your lives!
PDF Learning Journal
Export each child's learning journal to PDF to get an offline version of it and for families to treasure long after they have left your service.
Bulk media export
Export all the videos and pictures for a child in one go to give their family quick and easy offline access.
When children move between different ECEC services, if the other service use Tapestry, then their learning journal of all their observations can be transferred to the new service for the new educators to continue contributing to.
Choose from a number of design options for the background of the browser version of Tapestry.
Multiple staff types
Add staff members as one of three different staff user types with varying access/control.
Android, iOS, and Fire OS apps
Tapestry is available via the web portal by logging into a browser, as well as through the Android, iOS app and Fire OS apps.
Access Tapestry on as many devices as you like.
Unlimited staff members
Add as many staff members of any status as you'd like.
Free and unlimited relative profiles
Add as many family members as you like so they can view and contribute to their child's learning journal and care diary.
Video and written tutorials
Our tutorials will take you step by step through every available feature.