MASKK Announcements

After School Playcare bookings are open; open from school pick up until 6:30pm Monday to Friday. We will be closed Bank Holiday Monday.

Holiday Play; Our holiday playcare is open for bookings for School Holidays, open from 8:30am until 6:30pm from £21 per day.

Healthy Holidays (also called HAF); For children who recieve free school meals, click here for more info: https://sheffieldhealthyholidays.org/ 

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 one 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. Not sure who you need? Then email our shared inbox – letsplay@maskk.org.uk and someone will get back in touch. 

Craig Judson

Craig Judson

Manager

Emma Okpalaeke

Emma Okpalaeke

Deputy Manager

April Murray

April Murray

Short Breaks Co-ordinator

Kirsty Ward

Kirsty Ward

Playcare Co-ordinator

Kiela Elliott

Kiela Elliott

Youth & Community 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

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Latest News from MASKK

Christmas Begins Early at Manor Park

Christmas Begins Early at Manor Park

On 22nd November it suddenly began to be Christmas at Manor Park, and MASKK and MCCP were at the centre of the celebrations as the Christmas lights were switched on, Santa was in his grotto and Temple Park Centre was filled with a massive snow globe for the children...

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October Community Activities

October Community Activities

This half term MASKK have received funding from Manor and Castle Development Trust, Sheffield City Council and Healthy Holidays to provide some free activities for local children and families. Primarily for children who receive means tested free school meals (if you...

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Forest Skills & Play

Forest Skills & Play

MASKK want to enable environments where children and young people are supported and encouraged to engage with their wider world. MASKK have already supported the creation of and continue to support opportunities through Playwork, Sports, Chess, Dance and Scouting and...

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Summer 2023

Summer 2023

This summer has once again been busy, in fact our busiest ever! We went to the seaside twice, learnt to cook various meals, enjoyed forest play in all weathers, met lots of new friends, enjoyed being creative, walked to many parks and much more! Infact over the 6...

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New Term Update

New Term Update

Important information about September 2023 onwards. Please ensure you have read it before making any bookings.

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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

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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