Winners of each category will be revealed at the awards ceremony dedicated to the UK pre-school industry, taking place in London's Dorchester Hotel on Monday, November 11th 2013.

Progressive Preschool Awards reveals finalists for Product and Marketing Communication Awards

Max Publishing has unveiled the finalists shortlisted for the Product and Marketing Commuinications categories of the Progressive Pre-school Awards 2013.

Winners of each category will be revealed at the awards ceremony dedicated to the UK pre-school industry, taking place in London’s Dorchester Hotel on Monday. November 11th 2013.

Launched to reward achievement and excellence in product, retailing and marketing in the UK pre-school sector, the awards have been judged by a panel of High Street and independent retailers.

The finalists for the Progressive Preschool Awards – Product Category are:

Best Preschool Apparel and Accessories Range
China Blues Collection from BHS
Cuddledry Range from Cuddledry
Dress-Up By Design Range from Travis Designs
Hello Kitty Baby Range for Tesco from Fashion Lab
Paddlepak Tropical Range from Trunki
Swim Nappy Range from Konfidence

Best Preschool Toy Range
First Builders from Mega Bloks
HappyHopperz from Hippychick
Imaginext Range from Fisher-Price
Peppa Pig Role Play Toys from HTI
Plan Toys from Great Gizmos
Woofer from John Crane

Best Preschool Publishing Range
Alphabet from Tate Publishing
Baby’s Very First Touchy-Feely And Lift-The-Flap Playbooks from Usborne Children’s Books
Preschool Picture Books from Hodder Children’s Books
Preschool Picture Books from Orchard Books
LeapFrog LeapReader Reading and Writing System
Wipe Clean Workbooks from Priddy Books

Best Preschool Home Décor, Furniture And Bedding Range
Bedtime Story from Clair de Lune
Fireman Sam My Big Bed Range from Character World
Koo-di Bath Range from Weybury Hildreth
Minnie Mouse Bedroom Furniture from Worlds Apart
Silvercloud Superior Bedding from East Coast Nursery
Skip-Hop Wall Stickers from Bibs and Stuff

Best Preschool Gift Range
Commemorative Keepsakes from My 1st Years
Organic Baby Clothing Giftset from Kite Kids
Gift Sets from Daisy Roots
The Gruffalo’s Child giftware from Wild & Wolf
Comfort Blankets from Raggy-Tag
Guess How Much I Love You Gifts for M&S by Suncrest Trading

Best Preschool Mobility Range
BabyBjorn Original from BabyBjorn
Evolution Pro Range from Kiddy
Giggle Collection from Cosatto
Ip Op Evolution Travel System from Bebecar, distributed by
East Coast Nursery
Joolz Day Earth Collection from Joolz
Two Fold Stroller And Accessories from Micralite

Best Preschool Feeding Range
Baby Lil Placemats from Mastrad
Click Lock Bento Mealtime Set from Munchkin
Feeding System from Yoomi
The Neckerchew Collection from Cheeky Chompers
Pulp Silicone Teething Feeder from Boon, distributed by Tomy
Rufus Rabbit Tableware Collection from Little Dog Laughed

The Innovation Award
Angel Care Soft-Touch Bath Support from Hardenberg & Co
Aquaint Sanitising Water from Opus Innovations
Kurio Tablet from InspirationWorks
Moba Moses Basket from Premiere Baby
Pouch Filler from Fill n Squeeze
Sleep Sheep Smart Sensor from Cloud B

For Marketing 2013, sponsored by Little License:

Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom – ‘Magic School Games Campaign’
Entertainment One

Slow Toy Awards Campaign
Thierry Bouret

Let Toys be Toys 2013 Campaign
Rebecca Brueton

Bloomsbury Picture Books Awareness Building Campaign
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

JCB Kids Fresh Air Campaign
JCB Kids

Go Mini Launch Campaign
Golden Bear

Joining the line up of award sponsors including Disney Baby, Fisher Price, Carte Blanche and Warner Bros Consumer Products, is Cheeky Rascals a UK distributor of infant and nursery products.

"We’re thrilled to be supporting the first ever Progressive Preschool Awards by sponsoring the Product Innovation Award as we truly believe that it is innovation in product design that drives this industry forward," said Selina Russell, founder of Cheeky Rascals.

"It’s great to see such array of pre-school products recognised in this way."

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