This is us

Pictures of the facility

There are four group rooms in the facility, each with an adjoining room. Each group has its own washroom. There are three changing rooms in total.
There is an area with two bedrooms for the U3 group.
A breakfast café is used by all children in the facility.
The entrance hall is the focal point. A large gym and a studio complete the space.

Due to its spacious and natural outdoor area with mature trees and many open spaces, the facility offers plenty of space so that the children can move and let off steam.

The team


The kindergarten team is jointly responsible for the quality of the educational work.
All employees like to take part in further education and training on a regular basis. In-house training courses also take place within the association.
All employees in our facility have completed prevention training and are regularly trained in first aid.
A planning day for the pedagogical staff takes place twice a year to plan the coming kindergarten year and set pedagogical standards.

Twelve specialists, a curative teacher, a PIA trainee, a student of social work and a temporary worker are currently working in the facility.

Kerstin Fredrich
Facilities management 
Contact person for cooperation day care center/school


We are supported by a housekeeper, a helper and a caretaker 
The Jenßen company takes over the building cleaning.


Sonja Beckschulte

Ana Maria de Oliveira Pacheco Pimenta


Parents advice

For us, close cooperation and contact between legal guardians, specialists and the provider is the prerequisite for good pedagogical work.
In a cooperation understood in this way, our common educational task can succeed for the benefit of the children.

The plenary meeting of parents takes place every new kindergarten year and includes the election of the new parents' council.
Two parent representatives are elected from each group to form the parent council. The parents' council meets with the professionals at regular intervals and considers which activities and festivals are planned, talks about changes in the pedagogical concept, is informed about the staffing and many other things.

Two members of the parents' council, two representatives of the providers and two pedagogical specialists form the council of the day-care facilities.
In particular, the council of day-care centers has the task of advising on the principles of upbringing and educational work, keeping an eye on the spatial, material and human resources and defining the admission criteria for the facility.


For the kindergarten year 22/23, these parents were elected to the Parents' Council:

Bear group: Susanne Hagen and Lisa Drieling
Hedgehog group: Daniela Brechtel (1st chairwoman) and Hanna Memering (2nd chairwoman) 
Ladybird group: Carina Teltenkötter and Marica Antunes Pereira
Mouse group: Nora Brinkhaus and Jana Hünteler

Site plan

The St. Martin kindergarten is located on the outskirts of Borghorst in Wilmsberg.
In the neighborhood there are many playgrounds, fields and paths that the children like to explore.

There is a supermarket in the immediate vicinity.
A bus stop allows us to go into town, visit the market there, explore the Nicomedes Church and the library.

Click here for route planning.

Groups & Staff


The bear group takes care of 20/21 children from the age of 2 until they start school.

The following specialists work in the group:

Stefanie Hielscher
ped. Specialist 
Substitute in absentia


Jutta Rath
ped. Specialist


Martina Rabbers
Curative teacher
Contact person for inclusion


Eva-Maria Siekmann 
PIA in the 3rd year of training



The hedgehog group takes care of 25 children from the age of 3 until they start school.

The following specialists work in the group:

Manuela Wilhelm
ped. Specialist
Contact person for participation


Louise Lohoff 
ped. Specialist & Nature Educator
Contact person for nature and cultural environment


Sandra Brüffer
ped. Specialist
Contact person for religious education


Jonas Müller
Social work student


The ladybug group takes care of 11 children between the ages of 4 months and 3 years.

The following specialists work in the group: 

Celine Schauerte
ped. Specialist


Jessica Schmidt 
ped. Specialist
Contact person for U3 support


Nadine Ruhoff
ped. Specialist



The mouse group takes care of 20/21 children from the age of 2 until they start school.

The following specialists work in the group:

Nina Hillebrand
ped. Specialist


Ulrike Bertels Popmann
ped. Specialist
 Educational Specialist


Kerstin Wolters



Catholic childcare center St. Martin
Sandweg 82
48565 Steinfurt

Phone: 02552 2141

Opening hours

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

Care times

Our day-care center is open daily from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Within the KiBiz, you have the following options to book childcare times:

25 hours :
Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

35 hours:
Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday to Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. - BLOCK time including lunch

FLEX model ( two long, three short days)

45 hours:
Monday to Friday from 07:15 to 16:15
Monday to Friday from 07:30 to 4:30 p.m.


Our facility has fixed closing times:

  • 3 weeks during the summer holidays - If you are dependent on care during this time, you have the option of having your child in one of the other cath. kindergartens in Borghorst;
  • between Christmas and New Year
  • Carnival Monday
  • Further closing days will be coordinated with the parents' council