2024 Sessions

Timetable and policy request now – see below on requirements and submit as soon as possible.

ThingleToodle sessions and eligibility:

ThingleToodle (TT) is Starting Out Safely’s road safety mascot, a well-known and much loved part of Victoria’s road safety education program.

Together Professor E. Speriment and ThingleToodle visit funded kindergartens across Victoria to share with the children some key road safety education concepts including;

  • holding hands with an adult before crossing the road
  • Stop! Look! Listen! Think! before crossing the road
  • the importance of using child car seats or booster seats correctly

The ThingleToodle education sessions are just one of many opportunities to include road safety education in the early learning curriculum.

2024 ThingleToodle sessions:

If you have participated in the TAC funded Starting out Safely professional development (PD) in the last three years, and have a road safety education and safe transportation policy and you did not receive a visit in 2023, you are eligible to request the associated free ThingleToodle education session.

There are only 500 of these sessions available each year Statewide and as such we are not always able to accommodate the visit in the same year of your PD.  However, the PD remains with the person who completed for a period of three years.   If we do not allocate a visit in the year of your PD, you are escalated to the top of the priority list for a visit the following year. This is subject to receiving your current timetable and policy information either in term 4 or at the commencement of term 1, for the following year as timetables change most years.  This also applies in regard to where you are teaching if you change services, you will need to notify us.

We would request annually from your service the following information to be placed on our ThingleToodle priority request data base:

  • Service name
  • Service address
  • Service email for teacher
  • Service phone
  • Teacher full name who participated in the Starting out Safely professional development
  • Date of professional development
  • A current copy of your safe transportation of children and road safety education policy

Timetable information as follows

  • Group name days and times for each funded 4-year-old funded kindergarten group.

You need to advise if this is a rotational model. If so, you are still requested to provide the information above and include the best days to cover all children. For example, if a three-group rotation, also include your best two days, if 4 groups or more rotation, then also include the best 3 days to cover all children.

If an integrated long day care please advise service hours, noting that scheduling will sometimes occur at 11.15 am and 1.15pm, so please allow for this.

Please note sessions are offered by an allocation email with date and time.  We do not take bookings.


Information for your ThingleToodle visit

We have some fantastic information to complement the ThingleToodle education sessions.

This information can be used anytime to enhance your early learning program – even if ThingleToodle isn’t able to visit your service.

Make sure if you have been allocated a session to download the following:

Thingle Toodle visits a kindergarten