Coming together to create new friends

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Increasing play in local green spaces

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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
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

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Latest News from MASKK

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.

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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...

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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...

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SNIPS review of services

For all parents/carers who access SNIPS services through MASKK, Sheffield City Council is consulting parents/carers who access SNIPS services and proposing significant changes that will, in our opinion, potentially have a massive affect on many families being able to...

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To all parents and carers using our After School Club

It’s coming to the end of the year, and I would like to use our new methods of communicating with parents/carers to thank you for all your support in 2017 and provide some information.MASKK After School Club will be closing at 6:00pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 and...

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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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