School’s out.
(My favourite time of day)
CrestClean are proud to clean
over 430 schools.
We’re on a roll…

NZ’s Best Educated School Cleaners

Kids love a mess…

We’re right behind them, providing a full service to schools including day-to-day cleaning, hard floor care, term break cleaning, windows and more.

With over 430 schools on our roll, and the industry’s best training for our personnel, we are definitely New Zealand’s best-educated school cleaners.

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CrestClean understands school cleaning. We have been a major provider of school cleaning services since 1996 and have over 430 customers, including primary, intermediate and secondary schools throughout New Zealand.

“Consistency” is the word that sums up what we believe schools need most from their cleaning provider. That means a consistent level of cleaning, a consistent level of account management and term cleans performed consistently to the required standard on time.

Average staff turnover in the New Zealand cleaning industry ranges between 70% and 120% annually. For long-established institutions and schools that require reliable veteran staff, this raises issues with security and Health and Safety compliance.

At CrestClean, our average tenure is more than five years, which means our personnel have made a career choice and are sticking with it. They’re trained industry experts who have financially invested in their own businesses and know that maintaining excellent customer relationships is critical to their success.

We’re known as New Zealand’s best-educated school cleaners – All our personnel undertake formal training programmes including practical cleaning training, proficiency assessments and annual upskilling throughout their CrestClean careers.

Our personnel are trained by The Master Cleaners Training Institute, a respected training organisation that has delivered internationally recognised programmes including courses accredited by the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc). More than 500 CrestClean cleaners have gained the BICSc Professional Skills Suite Certificate. This course was validated by an NZQA accredited Industry Training Organisation that moderated our course content.

Each year we host more than 200 training events for our personnel nationwide. We’ve invested in comprehensive training for all personnel which covers cleaning skills and processes, Health and Safety, and hygienic practices.

But it’s important we get the best grades from you — feedback is requested through routine Customer Quality Surveys and our Regional Managers audit our cleaning equipment and personnel biannually to ensure consistency and quality standards are being met.

NZPF LogoCrestClean is a Gold Partner to the New Zealand Principals’ Federation and a partner since 2008.

CrestClean offers:

  • Stable and secure workforce of owner-operators
  • A detailed specification for your school cleaning
  • Programmed term cleans
  • Scheduled quality audits
  • Security Vetted personnel in uniforms and photo IDs
  • Vast experience with schools and colleges
  • A very competitive price – value for money

Employment Issues

Employing cleaners directly creates a management headache by having to supervise staff performance and deal with issues like absenteeism. It also exposes the school to risk with Employment Relations issues. Legal processes can make it extremely difficult to get rid of a worker who is not performing.

CrestClean’s cleaning services operate under a contract negotiated with the school. As part of our proposal and quotation we prepare a detailed specification of the duties to be performed. The specification forms the basis of the contract – it includes all cleaning, chemicals and cleaning equipment. The contractual relationship allows the school to organise the cleaning programme in a business-like manner, and maintain a fixed cost financial control with the cleaning operating to a budget as per the contract.

CrestClean is responsible for making sure that the cleaning service operates in accordance with the contract. If the school is unhappy with the service or with the personnel, changes can be made. Because CrestClean’s personnel are self-employed, we are not bound by employment regulations, and changes can be made promptly at the school’s request.

We endeavour to build long-term relationships with our school customers. Our franchisees become valuable ‘team members’ taking good care of the cleaning and hygiene and contributing to the smooth running of the school. Our contract cleaning services include full site management. We take care of school hygiene and presentation requirements without the headaches of supervision or the Employment Relations issues of employing cleaners directly.

School Cleaning News

December 2017

Boy’s card inspires Crest’s business owners

When an 8-year-old wrote a heartfelt “thank you” card for his classroom cleaners he had no idea of the effect the sentiments it contained would have. The boy’s hand-written card, left for CrestClean’s Kumaran Nair and his wife Reshmi, spelled out his gratitude for the couple’s work at Christchurch’s Westburn

Full Story
December 2017
Sharnjit Singh and Mandeep Kaur with CrestClean’s Wellington Regional Manager Richard Brodie at Lyall Bay School.

Quality the key as Crest lands more schools

CrestClean has been chalking up new school contracts as the company’s shining reputation for quality cleaning spreads throughout the Wellington region. Richard Brodie, CrestClean’s Wellington Regional Manager, said principals looking for a top-notch cleaning service were learning about the company by word of mouth. “Principals talk to principals and it’s

Full Story
December 2017
Chris Els receives the vacuum cleaner from Yasa Panagoda. Looking on (centre) is Redwood Primary School Principal John Stackhouse.

Teacher’s surprise at winning Crest prize

Winning a state-of-the-art vacuum cleaner left Christchurch teacher Chris Els totally “gob smacked”. Chris, the Deputy Principal at Redwood Primary School, was stunned after learning he’d scooped the prize in a draw held at a recent gathering of the country’s top teachers. The annual New Zealand Principals Federation Conference is

Full Story
November 2017
Ajneel and Bhartika Singh hand out pizza to Room 17 students at Howick intermediate School for winning the Cleanest Classroom Award.

Pizza treat for Cleanest Classroom winners

Cleaning just got a whole lot easier at Howick Intermediate School – and it’s all due to CrestClean’s Cleanest Classroom Award. Ajneel and Bhartika Singh, who look after the Auckland school, say it’s thanks to the programme that classrooms are no longer being left messy. It means they don’t have

Full Story
November 2017
Asad Siddiqui shows the five levels of the school he and his wife clean each night.

Former chef says cleaning keeps him fit

Cleaning used to be a tall order for CrestClean’s Asad Siddiqui as his role at a Wellington school means working between five floors. But the 37-year-old former chef has more than stepped up to the challenge – and says he’s never felt fitter. In just three months since buying a

Full Story
November 2017

Meet CrestClean’s ‘queen of kindies’

Her approach to the job and going the extra mile have won her many plaudits from happy customers. And in her manager’s eyes, she’s queen of the kindies after great feedback he’s received about the standard of her work. Jim McManus, CrestClean’s Whangarei Regional Manager, says Tish Geaumb is a

Full Story
November 2017
Crest PropertyCare caretakers Alex Whitefield and Froduald Mugiraneza with CrestClean’s Hutt Valley Regional Manager Zainab Ali at the training and assessment course for working at heights.

Schools liable if caretakers not safety trained

A health and safety expert says schools are risking heavy fines if their caretaker falls off a ladder and has not got adequate safe systems of work in place for working at heights. Chris Chapman believes a number of caretakers have never had any specific training for their role and

Full Story
November 2017

School’s delight at Cleanest Classroom Award

A reward scheme that encourages kids to be tidy at school has been hailed as a game-changer after it was introduced at an Auckland school. Staff at Sancta Maria Catholic Primary have been impressed by CrestClean’s Cleanest Classroom Award. School Administrator Gina James says she loves the incentive programme. The

Full Story
November 2017

Principal delighted as Crest takes over caretaking

Auckland’s Glen Taylor School has a new caretaker and Principal Chris Herlihy couldn’t be happier with the decision they made to go with Crest PropertyCare. From the moment Hari Krishna took over caretaking duties the effect was crystal clear to everyone, says Chris. “When Hari came on board the community

Full Story
October 2017

Business booming for Fijian couple

They have been operating for less than a year but this forward-thinking couple have revealed a succession plan to ensure their cleaning business is in good hands after they step down. Not that Anzila and Gyaneshwar Dass have any thoughts hanging up their cleaning gear just yet. For them business

Full Story
October 2017

Crest thanked after kids get kapa haka uniforms

There were smiles all round when these kapa haka youngsters finally got to wear their new uniforms. It was a proud moment for everyone at Auckland’s Glen Taylor School and an occasion that CrestClean’s Auckland Regional Manager Dries Mangnus had a special invitation to. The powhiri was part of a

Full Story
October 2017

A business with Crest fulfils couple’s dream

They hadn’t quite bargained for the friendly advice and offers of support that would come in bucket loads from fellow business owners and CrestClean’s Tauranga Regional Manager. It was that warm welcome in particular that soon had Meti Tagica and her husband Seta feeling settled and part of the CrestClean

Full Story

All Education News

  • Boy’s card inspires Crest’s business owner...

    Kumaran Nair was touched to find a ‘thank you’ card for him and his wife from a primary school child. When an 8-year-old wrote a heartfelt “thank you” card for his classroom cleaners he had no idea of the effect the sentiments it contained would ...

    FULL STORY
  • Quality the key as Crest lands more schools

    Sharnjit Singh and Mandeep Kaur with CrestClean’s Wellington Regional Manager Richard Brodie at Lyall Bay School.

    Sharnjit Singh and Mandeep Kaur with CrestClean’s Wellington Regional Manager Richard Brodie at Lyall Bay School. CrestClean has been chalking up new school contracts as the company’s shining reputation for quality cleaning spreads throughout the Wellington ...

    FULL STORY
  • Teacher’s surprise at winning Crest prize

    Chris Els receives the vacuum cleaner from Yasa Panagoda. Looking on (centre) is Redwood Primary School Principal John Stackhouse.

    Chris Els receives the vacuum cleaner from Yasa Panagoda. Looking on (centre) is Redwood Primary School Principal John Stackhouse. Winning a state-of-the-art vacuum cleaner left Christchurch teacher Chris Els totally “gob smacked”. Chris, the Deputy ...

    FULL STORY
  • Pizza treat for Cleanest Classroom winners

    Ajneel and Bhartika Singh hand out pizza to Room 17 students at Howick intermediate School for winning the Cleanest Classroom Award.

    Ajneel and Bhartika Singh hand out pizza to Room 17 students at Howick intermediate School for winning the Cleanest Classroom Award. Cleaning just got a whole lot easier at Howick Intermediate School – and it’s all due to CrestClean’s Cleanest Classroom ...

    FULL STORY
  • Former chef says cleaning keeps him fit

    Asad Siddiqui shows the five levels of the school he and his wife clean each night.

    Asad Siddiqui shows the five levels of the school he and his wife clean each night. Cleaning used to be a tall order for CrestClean’s Asad Siddiqui as his role at a Wellington school means working between five floors. But the 37-year-old former chef has more ...

    FULL STORY
  • Meet CrestClean’s ‘queen of kindies’

    Tish Geaumb began cleaning to subsidise her living expenses when she was a student. Her approach to the job and going the extra mile have won her many plaudits from happy customers. And in her manager’s eyes, she’s queen of the kindies after great feedback ...

    FULL STORY
  • Schools liable if caretakers not safety traine...

    Crest PropertyCare caretakers Alex Whitefield and Froduald Mugiraneza with CrestClean’s Hutt Valley Regional Manager Zainab Ali at the training and assessment course for working at heights.

    Crest PropertyCare caretakers Alex Whitefield and Froduald Mugiraneza with CrestClean’s Hutt Valley Regional Manager Zainab Ali at the training and assessment course for working at heights. A health and safety expert says schools are risking heavy fines if their ...

    FULL STORY
  • School’s delight at Cleanest Classroom Award

    Ajneel and Bhartika Singh with Room 5 teacher Carolyn Thomas at Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School. A reward scheme that encourages kids to be tidy at school has been hailed as a game-changer after it was introduced at an Auckland school. Staff at Sancta Maria ...

    FULL STORY
  • Principal delighted as Crest takes over careta...

    In safe hands … Chris Herlihy, Glen Taylor School Principal, with CrestClean caretaker Hari Krishna. Auckland’s Glen Taylor School has a new caretaker and Principal Chris Herlihy couldn’t be happier with the decision they made to go with Crest ...

    FULL STORY
  • 100%
    100% New Zealand owned and locally operated in each region.
  • 1996
    Crest has been serving happy customers since 1996.
  • 606
    606 franchised business operators in New Zealand.
  • 1695
    1695 personnel in New Zealand alone.
  • 4378
    4378 Business and education customers in New Zealand.
  • 1,934,284
    Total hours worked in the last 12 months.

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    Training

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Crest Commercial Cleaning Ltd

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Telephone: +64-3-477 1126
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