The winners of the Progressive Preschool Awards 2016 were announced last week at a high-profile, sell-out event attended by over 400 preschool product suppliers and retailers.

The fabulous lunchtime event, which took place at London's The Dorchester Hotel on Thursday 10 November, was hosted by celebrity comedian and actor Charlie Baker.

"This year's awards ceremony was by far the most engaging yet,” said Rob Willis, publishing director of Progressive Preschool magazine, who owns and organises the awards. “With a record numbers of entries, expert judging panels and a real air of competition, today's results perfectly reflect the creativity and flair the preschool sector has to offer."

"It really is an honour for us to have the backing and input from the people at the very heart of this industry," he continued. "After all, you’re the ones who make it tick!"

The deserving winners reflect the high standards and dedication seen throughout the entire preschool industry. Christine Nicholls was particularly delighted to be presented with a prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award, descriing herself as: "absolutely thrilled and delighted to have recieved such a prestigious award!"

A full list of winners can be seen via the links below:

Retail Award Winners
Product Award Winners
Special Award Winners

All photos from the Progressive Preschool Awards 2016 are now available on the official website,, while the official awards brochure is also available to view online.

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