The object of this master`s thesis is the overburdening of preschool teachers. In theoretical part, we tried to highlight the tasks of the institution, where preschool teachers are employed at – in kindergarten. Furthermore, we presented the roles of preschool teachers, characteristics expected of preschool teachers and problems that they are confronted with. We also deconstructed the term of »overburdening«, identified the causes of overburdening and possibilities to avoid overburdening of preschool teachers.
In the empirical part it was examined, if preschool teachers feel overburdened, which factors are the reason for their feeling of overburdening and how kindergartens aid in avoidance of overburdening of preschool teachers. We were interested ad hoc, if age, employment period, number of children in class and number of children with special needs have an influence on overburdening of preschool teachers. The research was carried out between May and September 2017; data were gathered by a web survey and focus group. In web survey was included 332 preschool teachers and their assistants. In focus group were included 4 preschool teachers.
Findings gathered by the research will help to highlight the current problem in kindergartens – overburdening of preschool teachers.