Explorers Learning Academy


Explorers Learning Academy are committed to maintaining excellence in Early Childhood Education and Care, by providing a quality service in a progressive, playful, safe and creative environment.


With a strong emphasis on learning through play, respectful relationships and creativity, Explorers Learning Academy's unique approach to early childhood education and care for babies to preschoolers ensures each child is provided with:

  • An interesting and safe environment that can be explored,
  • Resources that stimulate and engage,
  • Enthusiastic teachers who nurture and encourage children’s natural need to learn and investigate,
  • A strong focus on relationships.


Why choose Explorers?

Explorers are committed to working in partnership with our families and the community to provide positive learning outcomes for all children in our care.

Explorers boast an experienced, long term team, and this is complemented by some younger educators who have bucket loads of enthusiasm and new ideas.

Their cook provides fresh and nutritious meals. Mealtimes are a social occasion for children to relax and enjoy good food in the company of thier friends.

The babies are cared for in a beautiful homely environment where they are encouraged to discover their world in their own time in a free-flowing mix of indoor-outdoor play.

The free-flowing indoor-outdoor environment creates a calm and purposeful learning environment. 

The children are true Explorers! In the year before school, the preschoolers travel in the Explorers bus to visit their friends at Harbison Care, visit our local library, and explore nearby bush land, and more.

The preschool and transition to school programs foster skills and learning that will support and prepare your child to head confidently off to kindergarten when their journey at Explorers comes to an end.


The team

Explorers Learning Academy has been established by Eleanor Sheehan, with over ten years’ experience in owning and managing Education and Care services in the Southern Highlands and Sydney. As a grandmother herself, Eleanor’s philosophy is to provide only the best for all children. Just as she expects for her own children.

Eleanor is supported by a team of highly dedicated staff headed by Lindsay Loomes. Lindsay is the General Manager of Explorers Learning Academy, and is an Early Childhood Teacher, and has also managed Early Learning Services in the Highlands and in Sydney. The centre is committed to maintaining a high quality team of staff; employing the best people.  Educators are treated with consideration and respect, and encourage professional development through training and role modelling.

Both Eleanor and Lindsay have a strong commitment in providing educators, families and children with excellence in a natural, nurturing and stimulating environment. They are committed to a fair, safe and supportive working environment, with a strong focus on education, quality and safety. 

Additional Information


27 Belmore St
Mittagong, New South Wales 2575

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02 4872 1730

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