Higher Openshaw Community School

Together We Learn

0161 223 3549


Saunton Road, Openshaw, Manchester M11 1AJ

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Tapestry Information

We Work Closely with Parents

You know your children best and this helps us develop your child’s learning and match our planning more closely to their interests. We have a great deal of knowledge of child development and share with you their achievements along with the pleasures and the challenges.

Tapestry is an online journal which we use to record all the learning and fun of children's early years education.

Tapestry is about capturing the magic of a child's experiences.

Nurseries are fun, action-packed and busy. From messy play and first steps to learning phonics and new games, there's so much for children to do, learn and take in.

Tapestry enhances this special time, helping teachers and practitioners to capture children's experiences as well as monitor development and learning. This unique journal is shared online with parents, who are able to see special moments and view their child's progress.

You can also use Tapestry to take photos and share experiences from home. We love to see what the children have been doing and this is an excellent way to engage them in conversations with staff and other children as they love to talk about what they have done. You may share a particular interest that your child has shown e.g. dinosaurs or a special event in your family.

Tapestry can be accessed on your phone and we are here to help if you require some support in setting this up. If you do not have access to e-mail your child is still able to have an online Learning Journey, which you can access through the use of school computer equipment during Stay and Play sessions and at Parents’ Evenings throughout the year. It is also possible to provide print outs of the Learning Journeys if required.

We encourage parents to comment and press the ‘like’ button on observations that are shared with you from school. This helps us to know that you have seen the picture and you can share any thoughts you may have. For example, the observation may be that your child has caught a ball with two hands whilst in our outdoor environment. You may comment on the observation to say that they have been throwing and catching balls at home in the garden with their brother. This helps us to understand how learning experiences may be transferring between the home and school environment.

Mobile Applications

Tapestry is available for your iPhone, iPad, Android and some Amazon Fire devices

Apple Devices

Download the Tapestry mobile app from the App Store, or by searching for "Tapestry FSF" in the App Store.

iOS Tutorial Leaflet

Android Devices

Download the Tapestry mobile app from the Google Play Store, or by searching for "Tapestry FSF" in the Google Play Store.

Android Tutorial Leaflet

Amazon Fire Devices

Download the Tapestry mobile app from the Amazon App Store, or by searching for "Tapestry FSF" in the Amazon App Store. Note that the app works with the latest generation of Amazon Fire devices (launched at the end of September 2015). We are looking into supporting older versions.

E-safety is extremely important to us at Ganneys Meadow Nursery School, therefore we ask you to sign an agreement to show that you understand and will agree with our guidelines. Tapestry is hosted in the UK on secure servers. These servers conform to very high security standards and are proactively managed 24 hours a day. Each Tapestry account has its own database and the code itself is developed using hack-resistant techniques. Filenames are encoded for uploaded videos and images, making Tapestry a safe and secure on-line Learning Journey tool. The benefits to yourselves from Tapestry being on-line means you will have secure access (via a website or app which you login to using your email address and a password) to your child’s Learning Journey (Please note each parent only has access to their own child’s Learning Journey, however some observations will contain images of groups of children). Once you have provided the school with an e-mail address we will be able to set you up with an account.

Visit the Tapestry Website