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

October 2017

Our school posters help migrant kids master Te Reo

Addington’s Sacred Heart School pupils are among the first Christchurch kids to get their hands on innovative posters that use humour to promote Te Reo Maori. The colourful posters, designed and produced by CrestClean, also contain important health and hygiene messages. Depicting cartoon characters, the four unique designs immediately struck

Full Story
October 2017

Centre manager thrilled with CrestClean duo

Knowing they’ve done a great job for their customers is reward in itself for CrestClean’s Armit Singh and Karamjit Kaur. So learning they’d won the company’s quarterly prize for the most Certificates in Excellence Awards came as a mixture of shock and delight. But news of the couple’s prestigious award

Full Story
September 2017

College helps celebrate Karite’s 10-year award

CrestClean franchisee Karite Eneta says it’s a real delight to be working at Whangaparaoa College. So when Karite clocked up 10 years with the company there seemed no better place for her to receive a CrestClean Certificate of Long Service than the place where she is treasured for her hard

Full Story
September 2017

Health and safety a priority for caretaker

Safety-conscious school caretaker Murray Kelly is vigilant about keeping himself and others safe. He’s always on the lookout for labour-saving devices that not only bring efficiencies to his role at Waimataitai School but cut down the likelihood of anyone getting hurt. So much so that when it came time to

Full Story
August 2017

School: Cleaning team does a fantastic job

Beaconsfield School Principal Hamish Brown has one word to describe the CrestClean team who look after his school – fantastic! He said the school was looking amazing and he loves the fact that every day before Amrit Singh and Karamjit Kaur start work they pop in and say “hi” and

Full Story
August 2017

Cleaners’ ‘wonderful manner and attitude’ praised

They’ve been in the business less than six months – but that’s not stopped a family franchise picking up glowing accolades for their work. Izack Ahmed and his dad Ahimad Nur were praised for the thoroughness of the cleaning after staff and pupils returned to Nelson Park Primary School for

Full Story
August 2017

School grateful for Crest’s help in buying bike trailer

When James Dixon was asked if he could help out to get a school’s community project across the line he didn’t need to think twice. With his two children attending Clyde School, CrestClean’s Central Otago Regional Manager knew that fundraising and financial support was key to providing much-needed extra facilities.

Full Story
August 2017

Childhood centre: The cleaning just blows us away

When Robert Glenie popped in to an early childhood centre he was impressed by what he saw – and he knew the bar was set high for the standard of cleaning required. The six-year-old building at Methven is still in pristine condition and staff at Leap Ahead Preschool are not

Full Story
August 2017

School’s delight at marking Daniel’s five-year milestone

When a principal was asked if she would present a Certificate of Long Service to her school cleaner she didn’t have to think twice. Carol Abley says nothing is too much for Daniel Park and he goes out of his way to make sure everything is kept to a high

Full Story
August 2017

Crest sponsors Secondary Principals’ Association

CrestClean’s support of the education sector has been boosted with the announcement of a sponsorship deal for the Secondary Principals’ Association of New Zealand (SPANZ). With more than 430 schools being cleaned by CrestClean personnel nationwide, the company has significant experience of providing services to the education sector. CrestClean has

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July 2017

School has surprise gift for franchisee

Going the extra mile for her customers is something Michelle Lockhart prides herself in. She loves working at Motueka South School where she and her husband Ross share the cleaning duties on Monday to Friday each week. So the Nelson franchisee didn’t have to think twice about donning her CrestClean

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July 2017

Hard Floor training has community spin off

When CrestClean’s Wellington team was looking for a training venue the outcome was a win-win for everyone. The Hard Floor Care course, run by the Master Cleaners Training Institute, teaches newbies to the cleaning industry the essentials of how to manage and maintain a range of different floor surfaces. Dan

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All Education News

  • Our school posters help migrant kids master Te...

    Sacred Heart School Principal Frank McManus with Gina Holland, CrestClean’s Christchurch South Regional Manager, and pupils Rachael, Sean, Angelo and Te Haeata. Addington’s Sacred Heart School pupils are among the first Christchurch kids to get their hands on ...

    FULL STORY
  • Centre manager thrilled with CrestClean duo

    ABC Marchwiel Centre Manager Tash Joyce with Armit Singh and Karamjit Kaur. Knowing they’ve done a great job for their customers is reward in itself for CrestClean’s Armit Singh and Karamjit Kaur. So learning they’d won the company’s quarterly prize for ...

    FULL STORY
  • College helps celebrate Karite’s 10-year awa...

    Karite Eneta receives her Certificate of Long Service from Ginny Catterall at Whangaparaoa College. CrestClean franchisee Karite Eneta says it’s a real delight to be working at Whangaparaoa College. So when Karite clocked up 10 years with the company there ...

    FULL STORY
  • Health and safety a priority for caretaker

    Using a high-pressure hose means caretaker Murray Kelly doesn’t need to use a ladder to tackle the job of cleaning out the guttering at Waimataitai School. Safety-conscious school caretaker Murray Kelly is vigilant about keeping himself and others safe. He’s ...

    FULL STORY
  • School: Cleaning team does a fantastic job

    Look how shiny the sink is. Amrit Singh and Karamjit Kaur have received great feedback from Beaconsfield School. Beaconsfield School Principal Hamish Brown has one word to describe the CrestClean team who look after his school – fantastic! He said the school ...

    FULL STORY
  • Cleaners’ ‘wonderful manner and attitude...

    Izack Ahmed and Abby Latu with Room 17 teacher Lynette Davidson. They’ve been in the business less than six months - but that’s not stopped a family franchise picking up glowing accolades for their work. Izack Ahmed and his dad Ahimad Nur were praised for ...

    FULL STORY
  • School grateful for Crest’s help in buying b...

    James Dixon with Clyde School Principal Doug White and the new bike trailer. When James Dixon was asked if he could help out to get a school’s community project across the line he didn’t need to think twice. With his two children attending Clyde School, ...

    FULL STORY
  • Childhood centre: The cleaning just blows us a...

    Stacey Mangin and Kaylene Hindson are delighted with the cleaning at Leap Ahead Preschool in Methven. When Robert Glenie popped in to an early childhood centre he was impressed by what he saw – and he knew the bar was set high for the standard of cleaning ...

    FULL STORY
  • School’s delight at marking Daniel’s five-...

    Daniel Park receives his Certificate of Long Service from Carol Abley, Principal Stanmore Bay School. When a principal was asked if she would present a Certificate of Long Service to her school cleaner she didn’t have to think twice. Carol Abley says nothing ...

    FULL STORY
  • 100%
    100% New Zealand owned and locally operated in each region.
  • 1996
    Crest has been serving happy customers since 1996.
  • 602
    602 franchised business operators in New Zealand.
  • 1711
    1711 personnel in New Zealand alone.
  • 4238
    4238 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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