Coronavirus: Covid-19

Please note that due to the current coronavirus situation our services are subject to change on a regular basis. Our team are working reduced hours so please be patient waiting for a reply.

Please be aware that after a full refurbishment of Temple Park Centre we are back in the building after a short time away.

We are pleased to be currently offering reduced SNIPS and After School Childcare Services. All after school childcare must be booked with 3 days notice, ideally by the previous Friday so that arrangements can be made with each school for collection.
To view our updated Covid risk assessment please click here:
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

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Latest News from MASKK

Ongoing Work

Ongoing Work

We at MASKK wanted to give a brief update on the work we have been undertaking since March. It has been a 'different' seven weeks than our norm, adapting to a new way of working and continuing to support children and families the best we can.  Our charity provides a...

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MASKK Update 27th March

MASKK Update 27th March

Dear all, We have been monitoring the situation with Covid-19 closely and working to keep services open for those who needed us. However the MASKK Trustees have had to make the difficult decision to temporarily end all face to face provision. Sheffield City Council...

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Ongoing Update

Hello from us all at MASKK! The news is regularly changing, new information and fake news fill our screens. But I wanted to touch base and let you know what we are still doing. Firstly we are continuing to provide after school care for children in school, although...

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MASKK and Coronavirus

As you know, all childcare settings are following advice from Public Health England (PHE) and the Department for Education regarding Coronavirus and we will not close the setting unless instructed to do so by PHE and the Local Authority. Please click here to read the...

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New Financial Year and Playcare Fees

Hello from all of us at MASKK As the financial year at MASKK comes close to an end we have been reviewing our business plan, risk assessments and working towards becoming more sustainable to allow us to continue to support local families. In particular developing our...

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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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