Nanstallon Pre-school

Key Person/Tapestry

Key Person

Each child is allocated a member of staff when they start at the Pre-School, your child’s ‘Key Person’ will be responsible for your child’s care, development and learning.

They will help them become settled, happy and safe whilst at the Pre-School.

Parents are able to either talk to their key-person at the beginning or end of the session or, alternatively, arrange a more private consultation either via the telephone or out of hours.

Tapestry Online Learning Journal


Each child has an online ‘Learning Journal’, which is accessible via an individual account. By logging on with a secure username and password you will be able to view all of your children’s observations, photographs from their time at Pre-School.

Tapestry allows Key Persons to work together with you, providing opportunities to share information and to best meet the needs of your child.

When your child’s Key Person adds a new observation to the journal they are able to link their development to the EYFS, you will know which area of learning your child is achieving in and the age-band they were working in for that activity. You will be notified by e-mail when a new observation is made and you are able to comment on these special moments via the Tapestry website at home. Enabling you to follow your child’s individual progress closely. You can add contribute your own stories of your child’s life outside of Pre-School.


In addition to Tapestry we also give you a newsbook so that you can share information with your child’s Key Person if they are unavailable to speak to you in person.

Parent consultations

These are held at the end of every term.

Progress check at age 2

For children under 3, we will provide you with a 2 year progress check document, this will highlight areas where your child is progressing well and anywhere they might need some extra help or support. You might find it useful to share the information from the check with other professionals such as your Health Visitor, they can use it as part of the Health Development Review.