This is the companion app for parents and staff of schools, nurseries and child minders that use the Tapestry online learning journal.

This is the new version with all the latest features. An older version, for older devices, remains available if you search the app store for Tapestry Journal.


You can use this app to see what your child has achieved at school, nursery or with their child minder.

"I have loved watching my son grow, learn and play through Tapestry." April 2019.


You can use this app to quickly add an observation to Tapestry of what a child or group of children are doing. You can speedily include text, videos, pictures and assessments using the EYFS, Montessori and other frameworks. You can then later use the app to review and edit those observations and then approve them to be shared with relatives.

Once uploaded from the app, you can use the web version of Tapestry to review and analyse the progress of children individually and in groups and, if you wish, create PDF journals of a child's time at your setting to share with the child's relatives.

"As a teacher, I am loving this new system as it is saves me a lot time and it is also more efficient." February, 2019


This is not a standalone app. Your school, nursery of childminder needs to be using the Tapestry online learning journal system and they need to issue you with a login and password before you can use this app.

What’s New

Version 4.1.9

Managers can schedule observations

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

mystic_dan ,

Not as good as the web version

Our children’s nursery has started using a lot of the additional functionality in Tapestry such as the care diary, reports and memos, but none of this appears to be available in the app. The app only seems to be for observations. I therefore have to log on to the web version each day to get a full update on my children’s activities. It would be useful if the app could be updated to include this full functionality. It it is there but I have missed it, then the UI clearly needs some work!

gdjdjfn ,

Uploading is a nightmare

Where I agree that the concept is brilliant, the app has many flaws, lots of issues with uploading large amount of pictures, my last upload took 12 hours! It was 9 pictures!

Developer Response ,

If you are still having problems uploading, please get in touch with us at It might be worth knowing that, if the iPad or iPhone has a low battery or a poor connection to the internet it may delay uploading until the battery has been charged and/or the connection has improved.

Rosie21Review ,

Where’s the care diary on the app?

Hi, I’ve been logging on for a while now using the website page on my phone but I think the app shows the observations a bit clearer. One thing I can’t find on the app is the care diary. I can see where you turn on care diary notifications but nowhere on the menu page can I see where to select it. Can you advise as other than that I think it works okay. Thanks


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31.3 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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