At Abacus we believe that it is so important to capture special moments and to work in partnership with families, we use Tapestry software to achieve this. Tapestry enables us to create observations immediately, add notes and images which authorised people can access immediately. Families can then comment and add their own stories to the Online Learning Journal.
Tapestry is a safe and secure online learning journey. Each room has their own tablet/recording device which they use to capture the children playing, exploring and interacting with peers. Abacus staff capture these moments and link them to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and Characteristics of Effective Learning. Once authorised parents, carers and family members who have been set up with tapestry can view the images through their downloadable app.
Tapestry is the fresh way to observe, assess and follow each child’s progress, giving parents the opportunity to comment and even add their own images from home.
Tapestry allows the staff to spend more time playing and challenging the learning of each child.