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Product finalists announced for PPS Awards 2019

The product finalists for this year’s Progressive Preschool Awards have been announced, revealing the new lines which have made an impact on the preschool retail market over the last 12 months.

The finalists list includes a wide range of companies and brands, spanning a broad selection of toy, nursery, apparel and other categories and reflecting the cross-category appeal at the heart of the Progressive Preschool Awards.

Screen Shot 2019-08-23 at 14.15.58The judging itself took place in London on Tuesday 13 August and saw thousands of products being placed under the spotlight as they were scrutised by a panel of major and independent retail buyers.

“Once again it’s been fascinating to see what the UK’s top preschool buyers made of the products which were submitted for this year’s awards,” said Progressive Preschool’s publishing director Rob Willis. “We were delighted to recieve more submissions of the newest and most innovative products than ever before and – despite today’s cautious retail landscape – it was great to see that on the product development front it’s business for normal for most suppliers and retailers alike. It was a hugely positive day for everyone involved as buyers embraced the opportunity to get hands-on with as many new ranges as possible.”

The winners will be revealed at the Progressive Preschool Awards ceremony on Tuesday 5 November, 2019 at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. Tickets and tables can be purchased via the digital box office, or by calling 01733 294524.

The Progressive Preschool Awards 2019 – Product Category Finalists

Best Preschool Apparel Range

  • Billie by Billie Faiers baby clothing range from George at Asda
  • Brave and Brilliant collection from Frugi
  • Flower Fairies collection by Childrensalon from Childrensalon.com
  • Peppa Pig range for Mothercare from Dennicci
  • Peter Rabbit TV range for George from Aykroyds
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar range from JoJo Maman Bébé

 

Best Preschool Toy Range (12m+)

  • Go2 and Buzzy BSX from Berg Toys
  • Magic touch piano from Baby Einstein and Hape
  • Paw Patrol Ultimate Rescue Vehicles from Spin Master
  • Thomas & Friends Big Loader from Tomy and Mattel
  • Tiny Paws Pet Hotel from Playmobil
  • Wooden activity walker from Le Toy Van

 

Best Preschool STEM / Educational Range

  • Count with Peppa from Trends UK
  • Kids First Coding & Robotics science experiment kit from Thames & Kosmos
  • Explore & Discover range from GALT
  • Secret Scholar range from BigJig Toys
  • Solar system range from Personalised Memento Company
  • World of Eric Carle collection from Insect Lore

 

Best Preschool Publishing Range

  • Felt Flaps collection from Nosy Crow
  • Find Out About: Feelings from Hachette Children’s Books
  • Horace & Co collection from Signature Books
  • Spot’s Tractor from Penguin Random House Children’s
  • That’s Not My… 20th anniversary collection from Usborne Publishing
  • We’re Going On A Bear Hunt Let’s Discover series from Walker Books

 

Best Preschool Home or Furniture Range

  • 2-in-1 night light projector from Infantino
  • Eton expandable cot bed from Boori
  • Kubbie sleep travel cot from Joie
  • Nebraska Sleigh Cot2bed from East Coast Nursery
  • Next2me Magic side-sleeping crib from Chicco
  • Space range storage boxes from Potwells

 

Best Preschool Gift Range

  • Animal Fairies wooden toy range from Orange Tree Toys
  • Christopher Robin collection from Posh Paws
  • Ewan The Dream Sheep deluxe from Sweet Dreamers
  • Peter Rabbit gift range for Mothercare from Widdop & Co and Dennicci
  • Peter Rabbit nursery collection from Rainbow Designs
  • The Snowman Tonie from Boxine

 

Best Wheeled Goods / Car Seats Range

  • Flexa stroller from Diono
  • Fold & Go i-Size car seat from Chicco
  • i-Spin 360 car seat from Joie
  • Joolz Day 3 stroller from Joolz
  • Maxi-Cosi 3wayFamily range from Dorel
  • Smartfold fast fold pro fold from Micralite

 

Best Preschool Essentials Range

  • Bliss Superhero collection from Close
  • Hanging toiletry pouch with accessories from Beaba
  • Moby bathtime essentials from SkipHop
  • My Carry Potty range from My Carry Potty
  • Plenti+ nursing pillow and toy bar from Ingenuity
  • Potette Plus convertible travel potty from Potette

 

Best Preschool Kids’ Lifestyle Range

  • Babiators Blue Series Sunglasses from Babiators
  • Children’s unicorn suitcase from LittleLife
  • Dinosaur and Swan Lake keepsake boxes from Personalised Memento Company
  • Peter Rabbit baby collection from Enesco
  • Prehistoric Land bamboo tableware range from Rex London
  • SkipHop Zoo collection from SkipHop

 

Best Infant Development Range

  • 4-in-1 Grow-With-Me Playland from Infantino
  • 4-in-1 Superseat from Summer Infant
  • Kaloo Jungle collection from Juratoys
  • TAF Toys Koala Daydream collection from Halilit
  • Taggies Molasses Sloth from Mary Meyer
  • Tiny Love Magical Tales collection from Dorel

 

Keep up to date with the PPS Awards on social media – find us on @Prog_Preschool, and the official event hashtag is #PPSA19.

Sponsors of this year’s event include: Alpha Animation & Toys, Amscan International, Aykroyd & Sons, Azaria PR, BBC Worldwide, Blues Clothing, BTHA / Toy Fair, Bump PR, Centum Books, Cooneen By Design, DHX Brands / Wildbrain, Diono, East Coast Nursery, Fundamentally Children / Good Toy Guide, Harrogate International Nursery Fair, Hippychick, LicensingSource.net, Misirli, Nickelodeon, PreschoolNews.net, Rainbow Designs, Redan Publishing, Sanrio Global (Mr. Men Little Miss), Skip Hop, Toymaster, Tomy, Vista PR, Walker Books.

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