Important Notice: November 2020

Although there has fortunately been a relatively small spread of Coronavirus in Australia – there is still a risk of virus outbreaks and community transmission.

Thus, in the interest of ongoing public safety, there will continue to be an adjustment in Toilet Time services being offered:


  • There will be a summer break with NO new family consultations being offered during December 2020 and January 2021.
  • Review consultations with families currently receiving Toilet Time services will continue to be offered via Coviu, a secure and easy-to-use Tele-Health platform.
  • Face to face consultations at Children’s Centres, Kindergartens and Schools will be considered, if essential. However, alternative video consultations can also be negotiated, if preferred.
  • Group based parent information sessions can be offered via an online format.


  • Individual or group mentor sessions can be continued via an online format.
  • Professional training workshops are best offered in a face-to-face format but an online option could be considered for a small group of participants.

Services will be adjusted further as community risk is reassessed. 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.