MASKK Update May 2022

 

Please remember that covid isn’t the only illness we need to think about and we are experiencing staff absences after children have been ill in our setting. Children, young people and adults should not attend settings if they are feeling unwell or have experienced sickness and/or diarrhea in the previous 48 hours.
If they have COVID symptoms they should access a test and isolate until they receive a negative result and feel well. 
Please follow this rule so that we can keep all our children and team safe.

For more information, please call 01142395739, text 07784838169 or email craigjudson@maskk.org.uk

 

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. 

“Working in the local community with the MASKK team is always such positive experience, and everyone involved puts their heart and soul into what they do. It’s a privilege to get to know the local families who we come into contact with,and having the opportunity to make somebody’s day a bit ‘brighter’ ,is the best part of what we do.” Claire, MASKK Playworker

“I know myself and Sioned welcome the fact that MASKK the long established and trusted organisation is able to continue its valuable service to the good residents of Manor Castle Ward.” Councillor Terry Fox

Learn more about MASKK here https://www.maskk.org.uk/more-about-maskk/ 

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 the success of local projects supporting local people into work and training. 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, until 2016 when we needed to move into the larger space at the then named William Temple Church. We’ve worked with Manor Church & Community Project to support them to develop and transform the building into the now named Temple Park Centre. We enjoy our own dedicated space and then access to the large hall when we need greater room to play.  
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

Learn more about MASKK here https://www.maskk.org.uk/more-about-maskk/ 

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. Term time there will be on of us onsite from 12:30pm until 6:30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 4pm Saturdays or during school holidays 8am until 6:30pm.

Craig Judson

Craig Judson

Play and Development Manager

Kirsty Ward

Kirsty Ward

Playcare Co-ordinator

April Murray

April Murray

Short Breaks Co-ordinator

Carrie Dodd

Carrie Dodd

Deputy Co-ordinator

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.

Projects

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

Summer 2022

Summer 2022

This Summer MASKK and others will be delivering a wide range of activities for local children to enjoy. Some of these are funded by the Department for Education and free for children who receive means tested free school meals, look out for your voucher letter from...

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Creative Thursdays

Creative Thursdays

Creative Thursdays are a weekly opportunity for children and young people to express themselves through the arts.

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Easter 2022

Easter 2022

This Easter Holidays MASKK had lots going on, but there was also lots more going on across the area too. Covid-19 however remains with us and cases locally are very high, and so we politely ask that children presenting symptoms do not attend to reduce the risk of...

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Short Breaks 2022 to 2023

Short Breaks 2022 to 2023

Sheffield City Council have confirmed the dates for their continued commissioned Short Breaks (SNIPS) sessions at MASKK. See the dates below for your child's groups. Snacks and fruit are available each session but remember to send a packed lunch. These sessions are...

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Contact Us

MASKK

Please use the details below to contact us. Term time there will be on of us onsite from 12:30pm until 6:30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 4pm Saturdays or during school holidays 8am until 6:30pm. (Please avoid 2:30pm until 3:40pm term time while we are collecting children from school)

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

Telephone
Office: 0114 2395739
Mobile: 07784 838169

Manager – Craig Judson: 07784 465026

Email
Playcare (After School & Holiday Childcare): childcare@maskk.org.uk
Short Breaks (SNIPS): shortbreaks@maskk.org.uk
Let’s Play (Community Activities, Events & Healthy Holidays): letsplay@maskk.org.uk 
Finance: accounts@maskk.org.uk 

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