Tapestry & Key Worker
The pre-school operates a key worker system where each member of staff has a group of children for whom they are particularly responsible. Your child’s key worker will be the person who works with you to make sure that what the pre-school provides is right for your child’s particular needs and interests. When your child first starts pre-school their key worker, together with the other staff members, will help your child to settle and throughout your child’s time at pre-school, they will help your child benefit from the pre-school activities.
At Chelford Pre-school, we use Tapestry to track your child’s learning and progress. Tapestry is an online learning journey allowing you to view your child’s observations and photographs from their time at pre-school. We also reference your child’s learning to the EYFS profile. This keeps you informed of the areas of learning in which your child is achieving, also, the age band they are working at for the observed activity.
Tapestry allows you, as your child’s primary educator, to add observations and photographs of your own child as well as share your comments. We love to hear about learning and WOW moments from home to share with your child in pre-school. You are also able to share with keyworkers activities that your child has particularly enjoyed.
Please click on the link below for more information about getting started with Tapestry.
Your child’s key worker will provide your child with a termly Individual Learning Plan. This will identify learning targets and how these targets are going to be addressed. Key workers then plan weekly activities specifically targeted towards your child’s needs. They will be available to parents following the Autumn and Spring Half terms at which point your key worker will arrange an appointment to discuss them with you.
Towards the end of the summer term your child will receive a progress report summarising their development over the course of the year. Again, meetings will be arranged to discuss these in person.
Key workers will also provide parents with a short written summary of every child’s development when they are between 24 and 36 months old. The progress check concentrates on the 3 prime learning and development areas of the EYFS:
- personal, social and emotional development
- physical development
- communication and language