Coronavirus: Covid-19 Update


Transmission of COVID 19 is seeing higher numbers of positive cases in school-aged children and young people. Therefore please remember that children, young people and adults should not attend settings if they are feeling unwell. If they have COVID symptoms they should access a PCR test and isolate until they receive a negative result and feel well.
If a member of a household is positive for COVID 19, contacts living in the household should access a PCR test (they can continue to come into the setting if they are well) whilst awaiting the result.

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


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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. 

“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



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

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

Kirsty Ward

Kirsty Ward

Playwork Lead

April Murray

April Murray

Playwork Lead

Carrie Dodd

Deputy 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

After School Club Update Jan 2021

Hello, The news of the new lock down is sinking in and we have received further guidance on the new restrictions from the DfE and local authority. We can remain open for the provision of care for children of key workers (whose parents are not working from home and...

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Good Byes

Dear all, Today is a sad day as we officially say Good Bye to Carol, Kim and Tracey. All three joined MASKK as volunteers and gave their time for free to support the local children and families. It is an aim of MASKK to create local employment opportunities and it’s...

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October Healthy Holidays

October Healthy Holidays

This October Half Term MASKK are working with Manor & Castle Development Trust with funding from People Keeping Well (Sheffield City Council), Great Places and Sheffield Housing Company to provide a variety of activities for local families. This includes creating...

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After School Club this September

Dear Parents and Carers I hope your children are all excited to start a new school year and seeing their friends again. We are sorry for the delays in getting more information to you. We knew re-opening would not be easy under current restrictions, but we want to...

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Childcare from September

As the summer holidays come to an end MASKK are looking to September onwards but as yet can not confirm we will be able to open. The Department of Education updated their guidance late on 20th August and so we've spent the weekend reviewing what our services might...

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Please use the details below to contact us

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

Office: 0114 2395739
Mobile: 07784 838169

Manager – Craig Judson: 07784 465026

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