Burnout among the childcare educators in the private childare sector in the area of north Co. Kildare and Co. Dublin

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Emolina, Inga
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BA (Hons) in Social Science
Dublin Business School
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Teachers are one of the significant people who are influential in determining the quality of our living, upon them, rest significant part of our hope and our future. A high expectation of education and the ability to deliver that expectation leads educators to stress. More often educators become frustrated and feel unprepared to meet the challenge of educating children. Consequently burnout is becoming a concern. This study sought to determine the level of burnout experiencing by childcare professionals and are that related to a lack of administrative support and work related factors, using the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educators Survey, Third Edition (MBI-ES) (Maslach et.al., 1996) along with a demographical data survey. Results of this study indicate that there was no significant feelings of burnout experienced by childcare professionals as well as majority of childcare professionals have administrative support and felt positive about their work environment. Author keywords: Burnout, childcare