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 taken part in the Starting out Safely professional development (PD) funded by TAC within the past three years and have a road safety education and a safe transportation policy, and you did not get a visit in 2023, you qualify to request the complimentary ThingleToodle education session.

We have 500 sessions available each year across the state. Due to this limit, we may not always arrange a visit in the same year as your PD. Your PD accreditation lasts for three years. If we don’t schedule a visit in your PD year, you move to the top of the priority list for the following year. To ensure this, we need your current timetable and policy information in term 4 or at the start of term 1 for the next year. This is important as your timetables change annually. If you change your teaching location or service, please notify us.

Each year, we ask for the following information from your service to add to our ThingleToodle priority request database:

  • 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

When sending us this information, please specify in your email whether your policy is based on the TAC/ELAA Best Practice Safe Transportation and Road Safety Education Policy

For your ThingleToodle visit information, we require the following timetable details:

  • Group name days and times for each funded 4-year-old funded kindergarten group.
  • Let us know if you operate on a rotational model and provide the above information. Additionally, include the best days to cover all children. For instance, if you have a three-group rotation, include your best two days; for a four-group or more rotation, include the best three days to cover all children.
  • If your facility is an integrated long day care, please inform us of your service hours. Note that scheduling may occur at 11:15 am and 1:15 pm, so account for this in your information.

Kindly note that sessions are allocated through email, specifying the date and time, and we do not take bookings. Send the required details to

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