A Little Bit of Chapter Zero History
Chapter Zero started back in 2015 by two mums who were yearning for children to have a childhood with more freedom, play, and respect so they set up the organisation hoping to make a change, with one family at a time.
We founded the Facebook Group Mindful/Respectful Parenting Singapore which now has 15K followers and has been instrumental in creating a large supportive community of parents and caregivers.
The natural next step was to meet the growing demand of parents wanting more depth of learning which leads us to where we are today.
- Creating and facilitating in-house workshops 'Respectful Parenting Workshops Series' and 'The Mindful Nanny',
- Expert facilitated playgroups
- Training parents in the internationally known 'Parent Effectiveness Training',
- Hosting talks and events with Nonviolent Communication trainers
- Organising our popular Pop-Up Adventure Playgrounds where we give children the opportunity for some child led play and family bonding,
What's next for us? Continue supporting and learning together with caregivers.
Meet The Team
Li Ling is mother of two girls and Director at Chapter Zero. As a former MOE Educator, and home educating parent, Li Ling is passionate about supporting children's development and education respectfully.
She completed training in RIE® (Resources for Infant Educarers) Foundation in Auckland in 2017. Li Ling is also a certified facilitator of Circle of Security Parenting and an Instructor of Parent Effectiveness Training.
A junkie of learning news skills, she taught herself to knit, weave, embroider and is seriously considering trying her hand at sewing clothes next.
Dr Aletheia Lee is a Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE®) intern™️and our child development specialist. As a well-travelled Singaporean she has seen how children are appreciated in different cultures around the world. It is these insights that inspire her to create safe spaces and environments that offer young children the freedom to learn and shape their own experiences.
With her qualifications in Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics and a Masters in Psychology she is well versed in the human psyche.
When she's not at her desk, Aletheia is probably out grabbing coffee, or in the yoga studio, or somewhere on the road outdoors enjoying the planet.
Stephanie Chalmers, joined us in 2019, is a mother of two young children. She has always worked in the education as she strongly believes that education is the key to a better future for all. A trained High School and English as Foreign Language Teacher she has always been in the position of facilitating learning and it was no different when her children arrived.
Steph is a trained Parent .Effectiveness Training (P.E.T) Instructor and also organises our increasingly popular Pop-Up Adventure Playgrounds.
She LOVES cheese and can be often found rubbish bin raiding for items that might be used at her next Pop-Up Playground, infact that's probably why her neighbours fondly call her 'The Box Lady.'