Janneke Moeleker and Bram von Mil, teachers at Snijders School, Rijswijk, the Netherlands use an online learning portfolio, Bordfolio. Having used the digital portfolio for several years in the classroom, teachers in the school extended its use for young distance learning from home. Here they describe how using the portfolio with young children in this way has supported relationships with families. Parents have gained an insight into approaches to teaching and learning and teachers have learned more about children’s lives and learning at home. Parents are more involved in their children’s learning and communicate with teachers via the portfolio about the assignments. The process has strengthened understanding and mutual respect.