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Improve Relationships

Tapestry can help you to build on your existing relationships with the parents and carers of children at your service.

Parents and carers want to be involved in their children’s development. Early years educators understand how important it is to work closely with the other adults in a child’s life to support their learning.

But how can you build and maintain a meaningful dialogue with families without it taking up too much time away from your work with the children?

Tapestry makes it easy.

You can create quick and simple observations, attach photos and videos and upload them to Tapestry. Your parents and carers will be able to immediately login to their secure account and experience the joy of this immediate information about their child’s day.

Parents and carers can comment on those observations and also add their own. These insights are so useful to educators as we get to know the children’s interests, skills and preferred play activities outside of the service. Staff are then in the best position to provide unique learning experiences specifically tailored to each child’s learning needs.

Educators can make suggestions, on Tapestry, for parents and carers to extend the learning at home. Ideas for games, stories and activities which build on what the children already know, will prove invaluable to families.

The NQS encourages partnerships with families and through Tapestry and the example practices above you can strengthen these relationships. Tapestry provides a platform for families and educators to engage with one another and celebrate the child’s learning journey. This encourages meaningful engagement which can shape practice and extend the child’s learning both at the service and at home.

Tapestry builds, over time, into an online journal, weaving a wonderful journey of the child’s development during their time at your setting. You can make the journal available for parents to download at any time, giving families a safe and secure way to treasure special memories of their children in their very first years.

To see what else Tapestry can offer you, take a look at our other features.