I’m Chinyelu, the founder of this community, and I’m thrilled to share my story with you!

Born and raised in Nigeria, my journey led me to the United States for college, where I earned my bachelor's degree in Interior Architecture and a Masters's degree in Architecture. Growing up in a family of six children, I knew from a young age that I wanted to parent my own children differently and seek out a more holistic and nurturing approach to education.

At the heart of We Nurture Collective lie core values that guide our every action. We believe in teaching, not punishing, we strive to speak calmly and stay connected. We are strong advocates of establishing a daily rhythm, as we understand its immense impact on a child’s well-being and development. By embracing these values, we allow children to grow into their authentic selves, nurturing a deep and meaningful parent-child relationship, making the journey of parenthood more joyful and fulfilling.

In 2020, I started the We Nurture Podcast, a humble endeavor that has since blossomed into something far greater than I ever imagined. Today, We Nurture Collective is not just a parenting podcast but a supportive haven that includes Stories for Children podcast, a thriving Instagram community, one-on-one parenting coaching, teacher mentoring, parenting workshops, and even a seasonal rhythm planner thoughtfully crafted to help parents create their daily rhythm.

The seeds of inspiration for We Nurture Collective were sown in 2019 as I wanted to create an accessible resource of Waldorf inspired parenting advice for the parents in my class.

I wholeheartedly believe that early childhood is a precious time that should be nurtured with utmost care. It is during these formative years that a child’s true potential begins to unfold, and it is our responsibility as parents and caregivers to provide them with a slower lifestyle, ample time for play, and support in building essential life skills through everyday tasks.

I was so inspired in the Waldorf community so I followed this new calling and went on to earn my Waldorf Early Childhood teaching certificate after receiving my LifeWays North America training certificate in Child Development. In 2004, life led my family to Pennsylvania, where I was fortunate enough to become the lead teacher of the preschool program at Kimberton Waldorf School. Here, I gained hands-on experience guiding children with various challenges and unique personalities. I learned the importance of meeting each child where they are and supporting them to create harmonious days, fostering happy and well-adjusted children.

The vision behind We Nurture was simple yet profound: to provide accessible, trustworthy, and holistic, Waldorf-inspired advice for parents of young children. 

As you explore We Nurture Collective, I hope you find a sense of belonging and support on this beautiful journey of parenting. Together, we can create a nurturing environment that allows our children to flourish and thrive, forming the foundation for a brighter and more compassionate world.

Parenting no longer felt draining or challenging and I embraced the principles I learned from Waldorf to create harmonious and joy-filled days with my little ones.

My journey into Waldorf Education began in the 90s, when my son was young. I was immediately drawn to the philosophy and immersed myself in the Waldorf community. This transformative experience allowed me to parent my own children with greater connection, understanding, and kindness. 

With love and gratitude,
Founder, We Nurture Collective


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