School’s out.
(My favourite time of day)
CrestClean are proud to clean
over 360 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 360 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 360 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 – everyone in our workforce must successfully complete a course of unit standards in practical cleaning at the Master Cleaners Training Institute, which is accredited by the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) and an NZQA accredited Industry Training Provider. We also have mandatory annual upskilling to keep up-to-date with industry innovations.

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

June 2017

Kids sing their heart out for CrestClean

A unique musical treat was on the cards for two CrestClean franchisees when they popped into an Auckland school to hand out competition prizes. Shiva and Shartika Naicker had arrived at Baverstock Oaks School laden with pizza for Crest’s Cleanest Classroom Award winners. But the youngsters had a big surprise

Full Story
May 2017

Thumbs up for CrestClean’s pizza treat

It was a big thumbs up for CrestClean as these youngsters tucked into a pizza treat. The Mahora School pupils took top honours in the Cleanest Classroom Award. Boxes of mouth-watering pizza were delivered by CrestClean franchisee Waimarama Taumaunu as a tasty reward for keeping their classroom tidy. The programme

Full Story
May 2017

Principal’s delight at donated equipment

It was a small gesture but the gift of some cleaning equipment has made a big difference for an Auckland school. To generate some extra funds, Avondale Intermediate School allows its hall to be hired out over weekends to local community groups. Although the arrangement had been working well, some

Full Story
May 2017

Kids reveal how they won Crest contest

These delighted kids were in pizza heaven after a visit to their school by CrestClean’s Taranaki Regional Manager Prasun Acharya. Prasun delivered the special treat as a reward for Room 14 youngsters at Devon Intermediate School who were the shining stars of a CrestClean competition. The Cleanest Classroom competition is

Full Story
May 2017

Newbies’ enthusiasm shines bright

CrestClean newbies Ashwin and Rownel Chandra have set the bar high in the short time they’ve been small business owners. The switched-on husband and wife franchisees embraced their training with open arms and soon made a big impression with their attitude and commitment to the job, says CrestClean’s Auckland West

Full Story
April 2017

Sweet treat for St Patrick’s Day

CrestClean’s Yasa Panagoda made sure plenty of “mud” was left behind when he visited two Christchurch schools on their special day. Yasa, Christchurch North Regional Manager, turned up laden with a large chocolate mud cake to help celebrate St Patrick’s Day – and his surprise sweet treat hit the mark

Full Story
March 2017

Mayor’s role in Crest’s Environmental Choice certification

Auckland’s Mayor has played a key role in CrestClean’s tribute to school staff who helped pave the way to the company gaining Environmental Choice accreditation. Phil Goff presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Leyette Callister, Principal of Howick Primary School. An Environmental Choice assessor visited the school to monitor a

Full Story
March 2017

Kia ora! Juanita’s on a mission

CrestClean’s latest member of the Christchurch team is on a mission that’s close to her heart. Juanita Gear is proud of her Maori roots and she’s spearheading a drive to ensure all schools in the region are offered packs of CrestClean’s popular school posters in Te Reo Maori. As a

Full Story
February 2017

CrestClean’s ‘Mr School’ is a class act

His colleagues have teasingly dubbed him CrestClean’s “Mr School”. But the title is certainly apt and sits very well with hard-working Master Franchisee Viky Narayan. Of all Crest’s Regional Managers throughout New Zealand, Viky has the highest number of schools on his books. And he makes no secret of his

Full Story
January 2017

Kids won over by Cleanest Classroom competition

Kids cleaned up their act in a spectacular fashion after a unique Crest competition to foster pride was introduced throughout the school. CrestClean franchisees Titus Samuel and his wife Priyanka were at their wits’ end over the state the classrooms were being left in at Bamford School in Christchurch. Cleaning

Full Story
January 2017

Determined duo achieve homeownership dream

Meet two high-flying franchisees who’ve shown how determination and hard work can reap rich rewards in more ways than one. Dan and Madhu Pariachi’s CrestClean business is booming and they’ve now been able to purchase a place of their own – something that just a couple of years ago would

Full Story
December 2016
Shirley Keaton, a teacher at Rosebank School, with the winning Room 7 students.

Cleanest classroom competition sees big gain in cleaning efficiency

Eager children at Balclutha’s Rosebank School went on a clean-up crusade after Crest franchisee Farina Shah spoke at morning assembly. When the youngsters heard about Crest’s Cleanest Classroom Award the eager youngsters couldn’t wait to get started. Farina was joined by Antoine Zoghbi, Crest’s Otago and Southland Quality Assurance Co-ordinator.

Full Story

All Education News

  • Kids sing their heart out for CrestClean

    Shiva and Shartika Naicker are treated to a song by Baverstock Oaks School kids and their teacher Robert Tuli. A unique musical treat was on the cards for two CrestClean franchisees when they popped into an Auckland school to hand out competition prizes. Shiva ...

    FULL STORY
  • Thumbs up for CrestClean’s pizza treat

    CrestClean franchisee Waimarama Taumaunu thanks Rooms 8 and 9 pupils for keeping everything spic and span. It was a big thumbs up for CrestClean as these youngsters tucked into a pizza treat. The Mahora School pupils took top honours in the Cleanest Classroom ...

    FULL STORY
  • Joining Crest a life-changer for family

    Aznayne Ali and his wife Anjeline Sahayam with kids at Milson School in Palmerston North where they handed out pizza to kids for the Cleanest Classroom Award. Joining CrestClean has been nothing short of a “miracle” and has been an absolute life changer, say a ...

    FULL STORY
  • Principal’s delight at donated equipment

    Shalvin Raj with Jo Hardwidge, Avondale Intermediate School Principal. It was a small gesture but the gift of some cleaning equipment has made a big difference for an Auckland school. To generate some extra funds, Avondale Intermediate School allows its hall to ...

    FULL STORY
  • Kids reveal how they won Crest contest

    Prasun Acharya was thrilled to deliver pizza to students at Devon Intermediate School, New Plymouth, as a reward for keeping their classroom clean and tidy. These delighted kids were in pizza heaven after a visit to their school by CrestClean’s Taranaki Regional ...

    FULL STORY
  • Newbies’ enthusiasm shines bright

    Ashwin and Rownel Chandra with Auckland West Regional Manager Caroline Wedding with the cakes for school staff. CrestClean newbies Ashwin and Rownel Chandra have set the bar high in the short time they’ve been small business owners. The switched-on husband and ...

    FULL STORY
  • Sweet treat for St Patrick’s Day

    Angela Stuart, School Secretary at St Patrick’s School, Kaiapoi, with the surprise cake delivered by Yasa Panagoda. CrestClean’s Yasa Panagoda made sure plenty of “mud” was left behind when he visited two Christchurch schools on their special day. Yasa, ...

    FULL STORY
  • Mayor’s role in Crest’s Environmental Choi...

    Leyette Callister receives the award from Auckland Mayor Phil Goff. Looking on is Viky Narayan, Crest’s South and East Auckland Regional Manager. Auckland’s Mayor has played a key role in CrestClean’s tribute to school staff who helped pave the way to the ...

    FULL STORY
  • Kia ora! Juanita’s on a mission

    Juanita Gear hands out poster packs to Blair Dravitski, Principal of Linwood Ave School. CrestClean’s latest member of the Christchurch team is on a mission that’s close to her heart. Juanita Gear is proud of her Maori roots and she’s spearheading a drive ...

    FULL STORY
  • 100%
    100% New Zealand owned and locally operated in each region.
  • 1996
    Crest has been serving happy customers since 1996.
  • 594
    594 franchised business operators in New Zealand.
  • 1697
    1697 personnel in New Zealand alone.
  • 4230
    4230 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

  • Step 1

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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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