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

April 2018

Crest’s classroom award gets a big tick from principal

It’s not only the kids who have been swept up by the excitement of being involved in CrestClean’s Cleanest Classroom Award. Principal Charlotte Castle says everyone at Red Hill Primary School has been totally captivated. “It’s competitive among the kids but also among the staff. It’s become quite infectious!” The

Full Story
April 2018

School principal: They’re best cleaners ever!

A CrestClean team has been given a shining accolade by a school principal, who says they are the best cleaners he’s ever seen. Paul Shepherd says Salendra Chetty and Artika Mala do an outstanding job at Maunu School. “I’ve been involved in schools now for 40 odd years and they

Full Story
April 2018

Crest’s cooks raise $500 for school fundraiser

Hungry visitors cleaned out the entire stock of home-made dumplings cooked up by Crest’s Taranaki team for a school fundraiser. There was a mini stampede for the tasty treats when Regional Manager Prasun Acharya and his wife Diksha Niraula set up their stall during a gala evening at Vogeltown School.

Full Story
April 2018
Susan Impey, Opotiki College Principal, receives her gift box prize from CrestClean’s Caroline Wedding and Rachael Hanna.

Cleaning ‘solutions’ wanted by principals

Crest personnel were in high demand to answer questions at a teachers’ conference in Queenstown. Caroline Wedding says a number of school principals were unhappy with the arrangements they have for cleaning and were looking for “solutions”. “They were wanting more information on how a contracted cleaning set up works.

Full Story
March 2018
Angela Smith, Principal, receives prizes for the Mauku Fun Run from CrestClean’s Viky Narayan. Looking on is pupil Jaxon McMurtrie

Crest plays part in school’s fundraiser

CrestClean has played a part in helping to make a school’s annual fundraiser a runaway success. The popular Mauku Fun Run this year raised $8,000 towards school resources, the money enabling youngsters to enjoy extra activities outside the classroom. Viky Narayan, CrestClean’s South and East Auckland Regional Manager, donated two

Full Story
March 2018

Certificate takes caretaking to next level

They love their role at Rotorua Girls’ High School – but today their pride is shining brighter after the couple’s commitment to the job was officially recognised. Hemant Kumar and Rajni Chand are one of the first CrestClean couples in the country to gain a prestigious qualification in caretaking. The

Full Story
March 2018
CrestClean’s Caroline Wedding (left) puts on a morning tea. With her is caretaker Thang Hlawnceu and Windy Ridge School staff Sarah Turner, Brenda McPherson, Amanda Hurley, Jane Brown and Caroline Walker

Thumbs up for Crest PropertyCare

A busy Auckland school’s ground-breaking decision to switch its caretaking to a contracted based service is proving a big hit with staff. Windy Ridge School Principal Brenda McPherson is delighted with the new arrangement and says nothing is too much trouble for Crest PropertyCare’s Thang Hlawnceu. “He’s really committed to

Full Story
March 2018

Kids’ heartfelt message to cleaners

CrestClean’s Rozelyn Maharaj has been bowled over by a card from 20 youngsters at a Dunedin school after she went the extra mile when a classroom was left in a mess. Their collective message brought Rozelyn to tears after she discovered a giant “sorry” card had been left for her

Full Story
March 2018
Kath Joblin, Principal St Thomas More Catholic School, says Mike Warnes has made a huge impact in his role as the caretaker.

Blown away by Crest PropertyCare’s service

He might be there just five hours each week but the huge difference he’s making to the school’s appearance is a hot topic of conversation for parents and teachers. Kath Joblin, Principal at St Thomas More Catholic School, says having a caretaker on a contract arrangement has worked out better

Full Story
March 2018
CrestClean’s Amandeep Singh and teacher Lee Rattray at Newstead School with pupils who won the Cleanest Classroom Award.

Winners sweep up Crest’s school award

These Hamilton youngsters got swept up by the cleaning bug to win CrestClean’s Cleanest Classroom Award. The Newstead School pupils tucked into pizza as a reward for keeping their classroom the tidiest. The competition is run at many of the 430 schools that are cleaned by CrestClean franchisees. The classroom

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February 2018

School thanks hardworking cleaning team

The hard work of those who ensure everything runs smoothly at a busy Wellington school has been officially recognised. As part of the Bellevue School’s end of year tradition, all contractors and helpers are invited to attend a “thank you” morning tea. And the CrestClean team who take care of

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February 2018

Kids snap up Crest PropertyCare prize

Kids were just itching to grab a piece of the action when a prize of six rugby balls arrived at their school. Principal Gareth Swete found plenty of young hands willing to try out the balls he won in a promotion to celebrate the success of Crest PropertyCare – CrestClean’s

Full Story

All Education News

  • Crest’s classroom award gets a big tick from...

    Pupils in Class Amua win the Cleanest Classroom Award at Red Hill Primary School, Auckland. Handing out the pizza prize is CrestClean’s Mohammed Ashad. It’s not only the kids who have been swept up by the excitement of being involved in CrestClean’s Cleanest ...

    FULL STORY
  • School principal: They’re best cleaners ever...

    Salendra Chetty with some feijoas for Maunu School. A CrestClean team has been given a shining accolade by a school principal, who says they are the best cleaners he’s ever seen. Paul Shepherd says Salendra Chetty and Artika Mala do an outstanding job at Maunu ...

    FULL STORY
  • Crest’s cooks raise $500 for school fundrais...

    Prasun Acharya and his wife Diksha Niraula spent hours cooking dumplings for a school’s fundraiser. Hungry visitors cleaned out the entire stock of home-made dumplings cooked up by Crest’s Taranaki team for a school fundraiser. There was a mini stampede for ...

    FULL STORY
  • Cleaning ‘solutions’ wanted by principals

    Susan Impey, Opotiki College Principal, receives her gift box prize from CrestClean’s Caroline Wedding and Rachael Hanna.

    Susan Impey, Opotiki College Principal, receives her gift box prize from CrestClean’s Caroline Wedding and Rachael Hanna. Crest personnel were in high demand to answer questions at a teachers’ conference in Queenstown. Caroline Wedding says a number of ...

    FULL STORY
  • Crest plays part in school’s fundraiser

    Angela Smith, Principal, receives prizes for the Mauku Fun Run from CrestClean’s Viky Narayan. Looking on is pupil Jaxon McMurtrie

    Angela Smith, Principal, receives prizes for the Mauku Fun Run from CrestClean’s Viky Narayan. Looking on is pupil Jaxon McMurtrie CrestClean has played a part in helping to make a school’s annual fundraiser a runaway success. The popular Mauku Fun Run this ...

    FULL STORY
  • Certificate takes caretaking to next level

    Hemant Kumar and Rajni Chand have made a big impression with staff at Rotorua Girls’ High School. They love their role at Rotorua Girls’ High School - but today their pride is shining brighter after the couple’s commitment to the job was officially ...

    FULL STORY
  • Thumbs up for Crest PropertyCare

    CrestClean’s Caroline Wedding (left) puts on a morning tea. With her is caretaker Thang Hlawnceu and Windy Ridge School staff Sarah Turner, Brenda McPherson, Amanda Hurley, Jane Brown and Caroline Walker

    CrestClean’s Caroline Wedding (left) puts on a morning tea. With her is caretaker Thang Hlawnceu and Windy Ridge School staff Sarah Turner, Brenda McPherson, Amanda Hurley, Jane Brown and Caroline Walker A busy Auckland school’s ground-breaking decision to ...

    FULL STORY
  • Kids’ heartfelt message to cleaners

    Rozelyn Maharaj was reduced to tears after pupils left her a huge card saying they were sorry for leaving a messy classroom. CrestClean’s Rozelyn Maharaj has been bowled over by a card from 20 youngsters at a Dunedin school after she went the extra mile when a ...

    FULL STORY
  • Blown away by Crest PropertyCare’s service

    Kath Joblin, Principal St Thomas More Catholic School, says Mike Warnes has made a huge impact in his role as the caretaker.

    Kath Joblin, Principal St Thomas More Catholic School, says Mike Warnes has made a huge impact in his role as the caretaker. He might be there just five hours each week but the huge difference he’s making to the school’s appearance is a hot topic of ...

    FULL STORY
  • 100%
    100% New Zealand owned and locally operated in each region.
  • 1996
    Crest has been serving happy customers since 1996.
  • 610
    610 franchised business operators in New Zealand.
  • 1740
    1740 personnel in New Zealand alone.
  • 4621
    4621 business and education customers in New Zealand.
  • 1,934,284
    Total hours worked in the last 12 months

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