Important Notice: May 2020

In the interest of public safety during the Coronavirus pandemic, there needs to be a change in the Toilet Time services currently being offered:

  • Face to face consultations, group information sessions and professional training workshops will not be available at this stage.
  • However, video consultations can be offered for individual family contact or professional mentoring using Coviu, a secure and easy-to-use tele-health platform.
  • Group based parent information sessions or professional mentoring sessions can also be offered via an online format using Webex.
Services will be adjusted further as community restrictions are eased. But, in the meantime, if you are keen to undertake toilet training goals, or seek guidance for your professional practice, then an adapted Toilet Time service is still available to provide you with support.

Please contact: Email to explore your options.

Debbie Atkins

Occupational Therapist

Contact: Email

Learning to use the toilet is an important developmental skill for all children. It is not just about developing physical control, but also sensory awareness, communication skills and social understanding. Being able to use the toilet contributes to the child’s independence, physical comfort, self-esteem and social integration with their peers. It is an important lifetime goal!

But, toilet training practices have shifted greatly over the last 20 years and this can become a slow, frustrating and confusing process for many children and their families.

Toilet Time offers an occupational therapy service that aims to work in partnership with families and allied professionals to promote the development of toileting skills for the long-term health and well being of children and young people.