Coronavirus: Covid-19 Update


MASKK After School Club is closed the week commencing 6th September due to staff shortages becasue of covid-19. Parents who have made bookings please check your email.

We continue to run reduced SNIPS, After School & Holiday playcare and Community Play Services so that we can continue to keep our children and team safe. Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.
All playcare sessions must be booked with 3 days notice, ideally by the previous Friday so that arrangements can be made. 

For more information, please call 01142395739, text 07784838169 or email


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 on 27 August 2009 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

Joanna Hemmingham

Joanna Hemmingham

Duty Manager

Kirsty Ward

Kirsty Ward

Playwork Lead

April Murray

April Murray

Playwork 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

Autumn Update

Hello Here is an Autumn Update from MASKK. Playcare Club Bookings (after school and Holidays) We still ask that you make your bookings by the previous Friday so that these can be shared with schools to aid with pick up procedures and booking escorts. But for last...

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MASKK Playcare Parent/Carer Update

Hello What a fantastic summer we've been having, we've enjoyed a whole range of activities including visits to parks, some exciting science experiments and arts. We've also made great use of our newly improved garden enjoying water play, bubbles, digging and more....

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Casual Playworkers Recruitment

Casual Playworkers Recruitment

MASKK are currently looking to employ some more Playworkers to join our team to support children to engage in play at our Saturday and Holiday clubs for children with special educational needs and disabilities. Subject to funding there is potential for additional...

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MASKK Short Breaks (SNIPS) Club Update

MASKK Short Breaks (SNIPS) Club Update

Dear parents and carers This last year has been a very different and challenging time. The global pandemic has created changes in the way in which we are able to deliver our services, changes which have often come with short or little notice. I have often started...

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After School Club Update (March 2021)

Dear parents and carers The Governments roadmap for easing restrictions sets out some key mile stones and potential dates that will continue to effect the type and level of service we are able to provide. We wanted to provide you with an update regarding these next...

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Contact Us


Please use the details below to contact us

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

Office: 0114 2395739
Mobile: 07784 838169

Duty Manager – Joanna Hemmingham: 07761 492377
Manager – Craig Judson: 07784 465026

Short Breaks:
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