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.

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CrestClean 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

May 2019

Beyond the job: Unsung hero recognised for community work

When kids turn up to school without shoes it tugs at his heartstrings and in his mind’s eye he pictures his own upbringing in Fiji. As the school’s property caretaker, Puti Apati is a popular figure and he gets to know most of the children attending Kelston Intermediate School. But

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May 2019
Deborah Herries hands out Easter eggs to children who won the Cleanest Classroom competition at St Patrick’s School, Napier.

Cleanest Classroom competition earns Napier kids an Easter treat

Easter arrived early for these delighted children who received chocolate eggs from CrestClean as a reward for their tidiness. The St Patrick’s School youngsters went into a frenzy after learning they’d won CrestClean’s Cleanest Classroom competition. The competition is run at many of the 474 schools around the country that

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March 2019

Pizza treat rewards kids for keeping their classroom neat and tidy

These kids look so pleased with themselves after scoring a pizza lunch for being so tidy. The Hastings Christian School youngsters were rewarded with the tasty treat for winning CrestClean’s Cleanest Classroom Award. The competition is run at many of the 474 schools that are cleaned by CrestClean franchisees. The

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March 2019

CrestClean business owners help out for school’s gala day fundraiser

When Cornerstone School announced plans for a fundraiser CrestClean’s Aznayne Ali and Angeline Sahayam didn’t have to think twice about offering to help out. Angeline says they like nothing better than being involved in the school community – but their commitment often goes far beyond just looking after the cleaning.

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March 2019

Top marks from school principal

Nothing is ever too much trouble for Sunny Singh at Auckland’s Anchorage Park Primary School, says delighted principal Belinda Johnston. Belinda has been singing the praises of the hardworking CrestClean business owner. “Sunny is always positive and caring, his presentation is smart and his team are polite. They are just

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All Education News

  • Beyond the job: Unsung hero recognised for com...

    Puti Apati and his wife Seiolita with their community award. When kids turn up to school without shoes it tugs at his heartstrings and in his mind’s eye he pictures his own upbringing in Fiji. As the school’s property caretaker, Puti Apati is a popular ...

    FULL STORY
  • Cleanest Classroom competition earns Napier ki...

    Deborah Herries hands out Easter eggs to children who won the Cleanest Classroom competition at St Patrick’s School, Napier.

    Deborah Herries hands out Easter eggs to children who won the Cleanest Classroom competition at St Patrick’s School, Napier. Easter arrived early for these delighted children who received chocolate eggs from CrestClean as a reward for their tidiness. The ...

    FULL STORY
  • Pizza treat rewards kids for keeping their cla...

    CrestClean’s Jay Gounder presents pizza to children at Hastings Christian School after they won the Cleanest Classroom Award. These kids look so pleased with themselves after scoring a pizza lunch for being so tidy. The Hastings Christian School youngsters ...

    FULL STORY
  • CrestClean business owners help out for school...

    Aznayne Ali helping out at the school’s gala day. When Cornerstone School announced plans for a fundraiser CrestClean’s Aznayne Ali and Angeline Sahayam didn’t have to think twice about offering to help out. Angeline says they like nothing better than ...

    FULL STORY
  • Top marks from school principal

    Sunny Singh with Belinda Johnston, Principal at Anchorage Park Primary School. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Sunny Singh at Auckland’s Anchorage Park Primary School, says delighted principal Belinda Johnston. Belinda has been singing the praises of the ...

    FULL STORY
  • Rarotonga holiday a double celebration for mar...

    Nikki Wallis receives her long service award from Grant McLauchlan, CrestClean’s Managing Director. After 10 years with CrestClean she’s adept at wearing a multitude of different hats as the company’s marketing and events co-ordinator. Nikki Wallis says ...

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  • Bird-rescue pair officially honoured

    CrestClean’s Managing Director Grant McLauchlan presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Barbora Opavova and Dominik Drahoninsk. Looking on is Caroline Wedding, CrestClean’s Auckland West Regional Manager. CrestClean couple Dominik Drahoninsky and Barbora ...

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  • Couple’s commitment to the job wins high pra...

    KayTester, Principal at Sts Peter and Paul School, Lower Hutt, is delighted with the work carried out by CrestClean’s Gyaneshwar and Anzila Dass. A principal has showered praise on CrestClean couple Gyaneshwar and Anzila Dass and says they do a fantastic job at ...

    FULL STORY
  • It’s CrestClean to the rescue after quick-th...

    Dominik checks the storm drain during the rescue.

    An Auckland CrestClean franchisee was the hero of the day after rescuing a trapped baby bird that was stuck down a drain. Quick-thinking Dominik Drahoninsky used an attachment from his vacuum cleaner to scoop up the young chick, after his partner saw it fall into a ...

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  • School’s big ‘thank you’ after CrestClea...

    CrestClean’s Aznayne Ali with teachers Tarryn Rose, Heslia Swanepoel and Christina Havill

    CrestClean’s Aznayne Ali with teachers Tarryn Rose, Heslia Swanepoel and Christina Havill When they returned after the end-of-term break these Palmerston North teachers were dazzled by how shiny the floors were. As part of the term clean at Cornerstone ...

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  • CrestClean’s decade of sponsorship recognise...

    NZPF President Whetu Cormick, right, presents CrestClean’s Managing Director Grant McLauchlan with a long service certificate in recognition of the partnership between the two organisations. CrestClean has been officially recognised for its ongoing support of the ...

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  • Tidy kids surprise their CrestClean team with ...

    Aznayne Ali arrives with pizza for these tidy kids in Palmerston North. School children had a big surprise in store for Aznayne Ali and his wife Anjeline Sahayam when the couple arrived to hand out pizza prizes. The CrestClean business owners were at Palmerston ...

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  • 100%
    100% New Zealand owned and locally operated in each region.
  • 1996
    Crest has been serving happy customers since 1996.
  • 625
    625 franchised business operators in New Zealand.
  • 1786
    1786 personnel in New Zealand alone.
  • 4773
    4773 business and education customers in New Zealand.
  • 1,934,284
    Total hours worked in the last 12 months

Five steps to the best clean you’ve ever seen

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    Health & Safety

    How we work with you to meet your Health and Safety Compliances.

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    Our Environment

    Environmental Choice approved cleaning services that let us all breathe easy.

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    Training

    We’ve raised cleaning standards through our training and skills development.

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    Security

    We provide security vetted personnel who respect your premises and property.

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    Customer Care

    Our service is consistent and reliable, with local regional managers.

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Crest Commercial Cleaning Ltd

P O Box 740
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand
Telephone: +64-3-477 1126
Fax: +64-3-477 1194

Email: service@crestclean.co.nz

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