Tapestry - Online Learning Journal

At Brookside Pre-school we firmly believe that all children are happier when the adults in their life work together as part of a team. Your child’s key person, our manager and you as a parent are all part of a communication and information sharing process to support your child while at our pre-school. This practice begins with the information you provide as part of our admission process. 

In September 2016, Brookside pre-school implemented "Tapestry", the on-line learning journey software.

Tapestry gives parents/carers a "real time" overview of their child's learning and development at our pre-school. This system gives our parents and carers full visibility of the observations, photos and notes that staff make, about their child's play and their development in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements. It also enables parents/carers to upload their own photos and comments to their child's learning journey page for their key person and/or manager to view. It is an excellent tool to enhance direct communication between our parents/carers and Brookside pre-school staff.

At Brookside pre-school, we operate an ‘open door’ policy, and strongly encourage parents to get to know your child’s key person and all members of staff at Brookside pre-school. Our intention is to make sure that your child truly enjoys coming to our pre-school and that you are confident that they are happy, safe and well cared for by dedicated staff.

We also have a number of means to support our children's continued enjoyment of learning outside the preschool, for example our library scheme, our "news" section during daily group times.

As a charitable organisation managed by a parent led committee, we are always looking for new ideas from parents to help us move forward. Regular questionnaires are used to gather the views and ideas of our children and families and are put into our Pre-school action plan to influence how we improve our practice. If you would like to help with fundraising or by supporting our committee, please contact our manager.

We have regular stay and play sessions and celebrations where we invite children's families to join their child in their learning at Pre-school.