In September 2000 MASKK opened it's first registered Childcare Setting to provide after school care for children at the 3 local schools to assist parents and carers who needed to access childcare. Since then the organisation has grown and developed and now we offer a wide range of services and activities that benefit the whole family.


In July 1999 a public meeting was held at Manor Community Shop to look into whether there was a demand for an after school 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 here until 2001 when the project moved in to the purpose built Manor Community Childcare Centre. We remained in the childcare centre until 2013 when we moved to in The Steel Inn.
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. These Trustees give their time voluntarily to support MASKK.
They are the chair, Diane Cairns, and three local development workers – Dawn Dale, from Manor and Castle Development Trust, Sally Hamilton, from Manor Community Childcare Centre and Simon Loveitt, from Manor Community and Church Project.
Diane is a Development Manager from Manor and Castle Development Trust and has worked in the childcare industry before taking on her current role. Manor and Castle Development Trust support Diane’s work with MASKK and since 2005 when the previous committee and staff left MASKK, Diane has worked hard to ensure the club stayed open.
As Chairperson Diane is responsible for the line management of the Manager and overseeing the governance of the organisation. The Committee are helped by a Steering Group that consists of other local workers.
Our Charity was set up with a purpose in mind with a mission statement, aims and objectives.

To the right are a selection of our partners. Click here to find our full list of partners!


“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 team work hard with various projects. Here we list project leads with contact information for you

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 range of projects. Below are the key projects, click on each to learn more

Let’s Play

Short Breaks

MASKK work with Sheffield City Council to provide fun clubs and activities for children with disabilities or additional support needs.


MASKK are able to provide fun and playful, childcare for children aged 4 to 15 and currently have limited places


The majority of MASKK services are delivered thanks to small donations and grants. However, the availability of such grants is becoming reduced. This year we have been denied funding from The Lottery Awards For All and Children in Need. The MASKK Trustees have provisionally agreed to continue all our delivery of Junior and Kids Clubs, 7 per week, but unless more income is generated by August some of these will end. We are seeking to raise £10,000.00 per year to enable us to cover our basic costs without being as reliant on grants and you can help! We have created options for people to support from £2 per month upto £100 per month, so if you're a parent who's child attends and benefits from our sessions and you wish to support or a if you're a local business wanting to give something back to the community then there is a button for you. What's more, if you're a UK tax payer we can claim Gift Aid on top of your donation!

Support a Place from £2 per month
  • £2 = Supports our core running costs
  • £5 = Would sponsor 1 of our 400 places per month at our Let's Play sessions
  • £10 = Would sponsor 2 of our 400 places per month at our Let's Play sessions
  • £20 = Would sponsor 1 space each week at our Let's Play sessions
Sponsor a Session from £30 per month
  • £30 = Would sponsor 1 hours activity per month at our Let's Play sessions
  • £55 = Would sponsor 1 Let's Play session per month
  • In return, you'll be added to our mailing lists for latest news letters and invited to special events to see what impact your donation is having
Sponsor our Organisation from £100 per month
  • £100 = Support our organisation's core costs including insurance, telephones and printing
  • £150 = Contribute towards our room hire and rental costs
  • £200 = Contribute towards our core staffing enabling further development and creation of new projects and services
  • All people and businesses sponsoring this amount will receive newsletters, updates and be featured on our supporters page

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Contact Info

Please use the details below to contact us.

  • MASKK, The Steel Inn, 135 Harborough Avenue, Sheffield S2 1QR
  • Playcare: 07784 838 169 | Short Breaks: 07784 819587 | Sensory Explorers & Let's Play: 07761 492377
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