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The Online Learning Journey

ADO Mini-Explorers Outdoor Preschool we use Tapestry an online learning journey for each child. When your child first starts with us you will receive a parent login for the Tapestry service. This will enable you to view pictures and videos of your child, along with observations from the staff of some of the activities they have been doing. Tapestry also offers parents to chance to add their own photos and observations to the child’s learning journey, this fosters the bond between the home and preschool setting. At the end of your child’s time with us you will receive a hard copy of the learning journey as a keepsake of their Mini-Explorer journey.


The idea of Online Learning Journeys was given to us initially by working parents at our setting. We choose Tapestry in particular as an alternative to the original scrapbook learning journey for many reasons.

• Working parents are provided with a strong link to the preschool and can see visually on a daily basis what the children have been enjoying.

• The preschool staff are given more time with the children and less time on paperwork and the upkeep of scrapbook learning journeys.

• The staff are able to record spontaneous moments in children’s learning easily and thoroughly through the video option.

• Children can partake in the learning journey process by viewing videos and pictures of their friends on the tablet device, as well as taking their own videos and pictures as an example of each child’s work. 


New Starters

New Mini Explorers will receive a daily post for the first six weeks.  Parents-Carers will receive a quality call from a preschool manager within the first six weeks.  Daily posts will be replaced by full observations and next steps. Daily posts may still be issued if the team feel it is warranted. The number of observations which are completed is calculated by the number of days a child attends.


Children who attend 3 days or less

  • One full EYFS observation per week of attendance linking to next steps
  • Optional group post by management
  • Daily posts if warranted


Children who attend 4-5 days

  • Two  full EYFS observations per week of attendance linking to next steps
  • Optional group post by management
  • Daily posts if warranted







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