About us

religious education

For us as a Catholic institution, it is of course important to convey the concept of faith using the church year and various offers.

In dealing with each other, the children experience Christian values such as B. be considerate of one another; to take the other as he is; charity.

We experience ourselves as part of a community in which we feel safe, find friendships, tolerate others, forgive and much more

That's why we design  at the beginning of each kindergarten year a group candle and a group chain that are blessed to strengthen the sense of community.

During the church year, the children experience the various festivals (Thanksgiving, St. Martin, Nicholas, Christmas, Easter). They learn what is happening over and over again through stories, prayers, stories from the Bible, role-playing games, songs and liturgies.

In addition, we want to bring the children closer to our community. That's why we inspect and visit the church together or celebrate word services in our kindergarten together with a clergyman from the parish.

Every child is unique. It is accompanied on its way of self-education. Every person is treated with appreciation and respect. Mutual trust and understanding between parents and educational professionals form the basis for educational work with the child.


Educational work

Our pedagogical motto is well reflected in the following saying:

I like you the way you are. I trust in your abilities.

If you need me, I'll be there.

On the basis of a solid relationship of trust between the child, parents and educators, absolute safety and security in the rooms and 2 groups of our facility and a warm, loving atmosphere, qualified and high-quality education and support for the children can take place we attach particular importance.

The experience of being accepted and friendship is particularly important for the children. That is why the experience of community and solidarity  an essential part of our concept. We implement this creatively and holistically in our facility.

The kindergarten has the task of allowing the child to consciously experience different behaviors, situations and problems and to give each individual child the opportunity to experience their own social role within the group, whereby a cooperative, non-violent and equal coexistence, especially between the sexes, should be learned.



In the U3 care, the educator creates an atmosphere in which the children feel comfortable and can move around safely through professional competence and behavior.  

In order to build a relationship of trust, we treat the children with respect and empathy.

In order for us to be able to support and challenge the children entrusted to us individually, targeted observations and regular exchange within the team are required.

By providing the children with enough space and time, we give them the opportunity to learn, try things out, research and explore independently, according to their age.

We take on a stimulating, accompanying and observing role.



Grass doesn't grow faster when you pull it!

Every child is welcome with their individual requirements and needs.

The child does not have to meet certain criteria in order to be admitted to the facility, but the facility must open up and adapt to children in all their differences (cultural background, skin color, gender, age, language, with and without disability, etc.). Inclusion understands diversity as normal, enrichment and educational opportunity.

An intensive cooperation with the parents is an important part of our work.

We are in regular contact with the parents, are open to their needs and concerns and are available to advise them if necessary. It is also important to us to work together with other institutions, such as the early support center, doctors and therapists.



The children and staff receive  a varied, wholesome breakfast buffet every day.
Fresh sausage, cheese and fruit spreads, different types of bread, seasonal fruit and raw vegetables, yoghurt, muesli, milk and water are available every day.

The children help themselves and choose the dishes of their choice from the buffet and pour themselves drinks.


The offer of a breakfast buffet has become an integral part of our everyday educational work and we see it as an enrichment.

To finance the groceries, the parents pay a monthly fee of 11 euros for all food and drinks.


Children who have booked 35 hours in a "block" or 45 hours all-day care receive a warm lunch from Monday to Friday. We get this from apetito and Sonja prepares it fresh every day. In the afternoon we also offer a fruit snack.

Parents can order or cancel lunch independently by 8:00 a.m. every day via the so-called catering portal in KitaPlus.
Lunch costs €3 per serving.

Due to the large age range and the different needs of the children, we offer individual meal times for the children. So we can ensure a relaxed lunchtime. The children who stay over lunch can receive continuous care from trusted caregivers.

After lunch, the younger children withdraw to the "multi-purpose hall" for their lunch break.


intercultural education

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Every child is respected and supported in their person and origin. We want to be a place where everyone feels comfortable. We are open to other religions and expect this openness towards ourselves.


Everyday integrated language education

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Language is the most powerful tool in human development.

Maria Montessori

Learning a language is a challenge for children. Because language is the basis for dealing with others. It enables the children to express themselves, express wishes, ask questions, give answers or exchange ideas or talk to someone. Every child develops its own pace of learning and we therefore try to respond individually to the needs of each child and to support them in a differentiated way. Everyday kindergarten life therefore offers a whole range of diverse opportunities for language learning.

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We have a variety of materials and opportunities in kindergarten that particularly promote language, such as B. Picture books, board games, role-playing games, songs, finger games, sound stories that the children can choose independently and freely ;                        &nbsp ;                        &nbsp ;                        &nbsp ;                        &nbsp ;                        &nbsp ;                        &nbsp ;     

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Every year, the observation of language development is recorded in the BaSik sheet (accompanying, everyday integrated observation of language development in day-care centers) and, if necessary, measures to promote language development  caused.




Katholischer Kindergarten Adolf Kolping
Bussardweg 4
48565 Steinfurt


Phone: 02552 62585
Email: Kita.adolfkolping-steinfurt@bistum-muenster.de

Opening hours

Monday to Friday:
7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.