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Product finalists revealed for PPS Awards 2018

The finalists for the product categories in this year’s Progressive Preschool Awards have now been confirmed, revealing the companies, brands and products which have made an impact on the preschool retail market over the last 12 months.

The finalists reflect the cross-category nature of the Preschool Awards, spanning a broad selection of toy, nursery, apparel and other product.

The judging itself took place in a central London location earlier this month and saw thousands of products going under scrutiny from a panel of major and independent retail buyers, who then each selected their top five products from each category. You can read more about the judging day here.

“It’s been fantastic to once again see the newest and most innovative products first-hand,” said publishing director Rob Willis. “Although there is caution in the air this year, it’s great to see that suppliers are not holding back and are continuing to provide retailers with excellent new ranges. The judging day was once again hugely beneficial for all buyers, who applauded the opportunity to touch and feel product first hand while giving us their exert opinion.”

The winners will be revealed at the Progressive Preschool Awards ceremony on Thursday 8 November, 2018 at London’s Dorchester Hotel.

The Progressive Preschool Awards 2018 – Product Category Finalists

Best Preschool Toy Range

  • Fit and Fun range from Chicco
  • First Years range from Fiesta Crafts
  • Magical unicorn carriage from Little Tikes
  • Moonlite starter kit, gift pack and story reel from Spin Master – GUND
  • Peppa Pig puzzle and games from Ravensburger
  • Unicorn and giraffe Happy Hopperz from Hippychick

 

Best Preschool Development or STEM Range

  • 123 Build It from Learning Resources
  • EDUSHAPE Sensory and STEM range from Halilit
  • Fat Brain Toys range from The Green Board Game Co.
  • Look and Find jigsaws from Orchard Toys
  • Toomies bath range from TOMY
  • Touch & Learn Activity Desk from VTech Electronics

 

Best Preschool Apparel or Accessories Range

  • Following Water collection from Little Green Radicals
  • Gruffalo nightwear for Debenhams from Aykroyds & Sons
  • Mermaid and spaceman rainwear from Powell Craft
  • PJ Masks nightwear range from TDP Textiles
  • That’s Not My… range for Mothercare from Paul Dennicci
  • Winnie the Pooh babywear for Nutmeg from Blues Clothing

 

Best Preschool Reading or Writing Range

  • Bing Books from Harper Collins Children’s Books
  • Hats of Faith from Shade7 Publishing
  • Pop-Up Peekaboo! From DK
  • Roald Dahl’s 123 and Roald Dahl’s Opposites from Penguin Random House Children’s
  • Tiny Town range from Imagine That Publishing
  • The New Baby by Lisa Stickley from Pavilion Books

 

Best Preschool Home or Furniture Range

  • Little Stars moses basket set from Moba
  • Multiply 6-in-1 from Joie
  • Owl story cot liner from Breathable Baby
  • Pixie nightlight range from Beaba
  • Petit Collage Growth Charts from Wild + Wolf
  • Purflo – Keep Me Close breathable crib from WHL Europe

 

Best Preschool Mobility Range

  • ABC Salsa 4 from Obaby
  • Eezy S Twist from Cybex
  • i-Level car seat from Joie
  • Quail by EGG from BabyStyle UK
  • Team modular system from Peg Perego
  • Traverze stroller from Diono

 

Best Preschool Gift Range

  • Flora the animated bunny from Enesco
  • Janod wooden toys collection from Juratoys
  • Lamaze range from TOMY
  • Petilou range from Le Toy Van
  • Sophie La girafe sophisticated collection from 1 Two Kids
  • Taf Toys North Pole collection from Halilit

 

Best Preschool Essentials Range

  • Flippa dining booster from Apramo
  • For Little Adventures travel collection from Silvercloud Trading
  • Grobath range from The Gro Company
  • Pop-in reusable nappy range from Close
  • Travel accessories range from LittleLife
  • Travelnest from Babymoov

 

The Innovation Award

  • Baby Hug 4-in-1 from Chicco
  • Itsy Blitz from Itsy Products
  • Nutribaby from Babymoov
  • Olala Trio night lights from Olala Boutique
  • Pura Stainless infant bottle pink swirl from Pura Kiki
  • Rockit from Rockit
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