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Chapter Zero Singapore | About Us


Chapter Zero Singapore is a social enterprise that supports parents of young children in respectful/mindful and evidence-based parenting. Founded in 2015 by Kasia and Shumei, it has reached 1,000s of parents, caregivers and educators in Singapore. 

We organise workshops for parents and alternative caregivers. As huge advocates of child-directed play, we run Pop-Up Adventure Playgrounds in Singapore for children of all ages. We are also proud to support Nature Play in Singapore. 


Shumei Winstanley and Liling Phua are the heartbeat of Chapter Zero Singapore. 

Between them, they have undergone training (at various levels) in Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE®), Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Pikler® Pedgagogy, Playwork, Circle of Security Parenting (COS), and Parent Effectiveness Training (PET). But the learning does not end. They are constantly learning from their partners, children and the community as they believe that the change starts with them.

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Having joined us in January 2019, Dr Aletheia Lee is a Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE®) intern (TM). 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. A qualified neuroscientist she knows her way around the inner workings of the brain having spent 10 years in a lab researching this fascinating organ. With her qualifications in Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics and a Masters in Psychology she is well versed in the human psyche.

She is most certainly a welcome addition to our Chapter Zero Team.

Chapter Zero founded and supports the Respectful/Mindful Parenting Singapore group on Facebook which now has over 13,000 members. 


We are supported by like-minded contributors and experts in the fields of psychology, playwork, early childhood education and child development. 

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