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 4.1.3

* Fixed a bug that could lead to observations sometimes becoming lost if photos are deleted from the device's photo library before the observation has uploaded
* Fixed a bug that could mean offline observations do not automatically retry in some situations
* Fixed a bug that could mean observation edits appear to upload but don't when a conflict has occurred and then the upload is re-tried.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

teach_eyfs ,

Great improvement

As a teacher, I find this version of the app much easier to use for admin tasks ( e.g. monitoring, reviewing and approving observations). The layout is really clear and the dual display of the current observation against the observation history is a real time-saver and removes the need to click into each individual observation to review it. I used to just use the app for recording obs and tended to use the website version for editing and reviewing, but can now see myself using the app version more.

Mr Cookie ,

Love being able to connect with my son

My wife sent me the link to the Tapestry app and I downloaded it to see what my son was up to at his nursery. Fantastic!

lucie+tristan ,

Love the new version

I love it! I find the layout so much clearer. I like that I can see the list of obs and the current ob at the same time. I like that you can get notifications so staff can see when I or a parent comments on an ob. But the BEST thing is being able to use filters in the app. I am approving obs so much faster than with the previous version.


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31.6 MB

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



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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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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