At Hedge End Village Hall Pre-school we ensure that all children attending the setting have a Personal Learning Journey which records photos, observations and comments in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The Personal Learning Journal is a record of each child’s achievements during their time with us. It will also show children’s developmental progress through the different age bands of the EYFS.


We use the online application Tapestry to record each child’s Personal Learning Journey. All the children are allocated a key worker, and it is that key worker’s responsibility to complete Tapestry for their key children.


The use of Tapestry aims to record children’s progress through the Early Years Foundation stage in a way that:

  • Is simple for staff to add observations, photos and videos,
  • Keeps children’s data secure,
  • Allows parents or guardians 24/7 access to their child’s record,
  • Ensures that the data collected can be used to measure a child’s progress and plan for development.


You can access Tapestry here. The link will open in a new window. Please see your child's keyworker if you need help with access to Tapestry.

Tel: 01489 795 546


St Johns Road, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4AF


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