Coming together to create new friends

Supporting children to try new things...

Increasing play in local green spaces

Developing imaginations using loose parts...

About us

MASKK is a growing local charity, started in 1999 by local people, that provides a range of activities for children and families in the Manor and Castle area of Sheffield. Our services include affordable childcare, kids clubs, family activities, short breaks for children with disabilities, events and volunteering opportunities.

Our Story

In July 1999, a public meeting was held at Manor Community Shop to look into whether there was a demand for an afterschool club in the Manor area. After consultation with the public and advice from Sheffield Out of School Network, the club opened in September 2000 in the Standhouse centre and stayed there until 2001 when the project moved into the purpose-built Manor Community Childcare Centre. We remained in the childcare centre until 2013, when we moved to The Steel Inn, where we currently reside.
Throughout the years MASKK has changed and developed into what it is now. We became a registered charity in 2010 and since then started to deliver many more projects. We are governed by a Constitution and lead by a group of Trustees.
Our Charity was set up with a purpose in mind, with a mission statement, aims and objectives

Our Mission

“To work towards the enhancement of the lives of the local children living in the Manor area aged 5 and over regardless of wealth, religion, gender, race, background or ability.”

Our Senior Team

Our Senior Team work hard to deliver all the projects MASKK offers.

Craig Judson

Craig Judson

Play and Development Manager

Tracey Smith

Tracey Smith

Inclusive Playcare Lead

Ashley Horsley

Ashley Horsley

Short Breaks Coordinator | Administration and Finance

Joanna Hemmingham

Joanna Hemmingham

Let's Play Lead

Become a volunteer!

Volunteering for local groups and charities is a great way of giving back to the local community. MASKK believe that volunteers should receive something back in return and in addition to the great feeling you get from being part of a child’s life we offer a volunteer training package.

Would you like to work with children and spend a session having fun and joining in with games and activities? Yes. Here, you are welcome to join our team and you can support us as a parent helper, volunteer or Trustee.


At MASKK we deliver an ever-increasing number of projects. Here are our key projects, click on each to learn more

Latest News from MASKK

New School Year for our After School Playcare

We hope you all had a great Summer holiday and enjoyed the great weather. We are looking forward to a new school term and seeing all the children again. However I am very sorry to inform you but due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to open as planned on...

read more

Summer Holidays 2018

MASKK are thankful for the donations we receive and the volunteers that give their time that enable us to deliver community activities throughout the holidays to bring children together to enjoy Play! This year we are particularly thankful to The Freshgate Trust for...

read more

Staying in touch

Having accurate and up to date information about the children we work with enables us to stay in contact with parents and carers.

read more

Easter School Holiday Childcare

Join MASKK this Easter for two weeks of LEGO fun and games! MASKK continue to provide Ofsted Registered childcare during school holidays for children from reception class until Y8, and we remain open from 8:30 am until 6:30 pm each day except bank holidays. This...

read more

February Half Term

This Half Term MASKK Childcare is open for 5 full days to offer a week of play and fun for children aged 4 3/4 to 13. Our holiday club opens at 8:30am and closes at 6:30pm and each day will offer something different to entertain and engage the children. We enjoy...

read more

Contact Us


Please use the details below to contact us

MASKK, Temple Park Centre, 197 Harborough Avenue, Sheffield S2 1QT

Playcare: 07784 838 169
Short Breaks: 07784 819587
Sensory Explorers & Let’s Play: 07761 492377

Short Breaks:
Let’s Play: 

Alternatively, complete the form below

Contact Us Form

8 + 12 =