MASKK Playcare Accounts and Bookings are all managed through https://maskk.magicbookings.co.uk 

MASKK are able to provide fun and playful, childcare for children aged 4 to 15 and currently have limited places available. MASKK is an Ofsted Registered childcare provider which was last inspected in August 2021. Out of School settings like ours are not grade in the same way as schools (there is no level) but we MET the standards with comments from the inspector including “Children play happily together in this stimulating and welcoming club” and “Children have lots of fun during sessions and staff build warm relationships with them”. If you would like to read our full Ofsted report please visit https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/16/EY559859 .

MASKK is a registered charity and fund-raises throughout the year so that we are able to keep our prices low and affordable for local people. If you are able to contribute, either as a one off or by setting up a monthly standing order, you can do so securely using PayPal by clicking Donate Today

AFTER SCHOOL
MASKK is open each day after school and collects children from their school and enjoys a one mile walk to our setting. We collect from St Theresa’s RC School, Woodthorpe Community Primary School and Prince Edwards Community Primary. We ask that children have a suitable coats and footwear for the walk but our team carry ponchos for when we get caught in the rain. When the weather allows we also enjoy a play in one of the lovely parks and green spaces we pass on our walks. 
Children from secondary schools are welcome to attend too, but will need to bring themselves to the setting.
Please ensure you book the sessions you need by the previous Friday to enable us to plan the school escorts, we also share the bookings with schools.
Pricing: (All pricing includes snack and a variety of activities)
£5 School Pickup and collection by 4:15 pm (currently not available at all schools) 
£11 School Pickup and collection by 6:30 pm (activities wind down at 6pm to allow our team to tidy and clean)
HOLIDAYS
Children are welcome to attend our holiday club from any school and we open every school holiday except Christmas, although subject to demand we may offer a limited service, check availability on our bookings website. Please be aware we open the holidays as defined by Sheffield City Council which may differ from some schools planned holidays, we are closed bank holidays. School term dates can be found here: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/schools-childcare/school-information-term-dates 
We are open each day from 8:30am until 6:00pm and provide a morning and afternoon snack along with a variety of activities including walks to green spaces and parks. We ask that children bring suitable clothes for going outside and will need a packed lunch. Drinks and fruit are available throughout the day. Please book as far in advance as you can to avoid disappointment if we are full. 
Holiday Sessions Prices:-
8:30am until 3:30pm = £21 
8:30am until 6:00pm = £27 (including an evening meal served at 5:15pm)
4:00pm until 6:00pm = £7.50 (includes an evening meal served at 5:15pm)
ACTIVITIES
MASKK is a Playwork setting, and all our settings are designed and planned with the Playwork Principles and objectives in mind. For more information about the Playwork Principles please visit http://www.playwales.org.uk/eng/playworkprinciples. As well as supporting free Play and free choice, our team plan multiple activities each week, including baking, arts and crafts and more.
The children have access each session to games and toys, role play, loose parts, tablets with limited internet access, and computer games. We put children and their wishes first and so the children have free choice when it comes to the activities and can join in with what is planned or can chose something else. All the activity planning is done in partnership with the children and based on what they have asked for. During school holidays activities also include regular outings to local parks and green spaces as well as joining in with community activities.Places are limited and so to secure a place we ask that parents book 2 weeks in advance.
INCLUSION
MASKK aim to be an inclusive setting and our team have experience and training to support children with a variety of additional support needs. If your child requires additional adult support or care please contact us to discuss these before making a booking. We also provide specific sessions for children with special educational needs and disabilities via SNIPS – see https://www.maskk.org.uk/project/shortbreaks/ for more information.

BOOKINGS

Bookings can be made online http://maskk.magicbooking.co.uk, once registered online please call the office on 0114 2395739 or text 07784838169 and arrange to come and visit us so that we can meet your child, complete a brief additional sheet and you can ask any questions. We are unable to collect your child from school until we have met them. Please note our team do not start work until 2pm term time, so please call after this time or leave a message. Visits are booked after 4:30pm to allow us to get the children to the setting and have snack before any visitors come.

If you fail to cancel a session you will still be charged, you can cancel sessions online or by calling/texting us. If canceled with 2 days notice or due to illness you will be refunded. 

PAYING YOUR FEES

Fees can be paid when making the booking online or via your online account. Alternatively you can pay by card or exact cash when collecting your child, or by PayPal or Childcare Voucher. MASKK are registered with most childcare voucher systems and the Government’s Tax Free Childcare. If you are facing difficulty paying your fees please speak to us.

Please visit https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/ for information about the different forms of help available to pay your fees.

Please be aware MASKK are a charity and work hard to ensure our prices are affordable while enabling us to be sustainable. Please note this means we are only able to offer a limited number of the short, lower cost, sessions each day. If this session is not available you will need to book and pay for the full session even if collecting earlier.