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

June 2018
Bubbles and chocolates for Sue Smith. She is seen with CrestClean’s Neil Kumar and Caroline Wedding.

CrestClean’s partnership with Alsco brings spin offs for school customers

CrestClean’s partnership with consumables company Alsco was a hot topic of conservation at teachers’ conferences in Auckland. A recent alliance between the two companies has enabled CrestClean to provide schools with a range of products and services under one umbrella. Neil Kumar was among CrestClean personnel who attended the two

Full Story
May 2018

Principal praises Crest for improving cleanliness of school bathrooms

Clean toilets are often said to be one of the marks of a good school. They are an area renowned for getting messy and ensuring they are properly cleaned calls for a systematic approach using tried and tested techniques. Improving the cleanliness of the loos was a driving factor that

Full Story
May 2018
Aznayne Ali hands out the Cleanest Classroom Award at Milson School, Palmerston North.

Kids ditch their messy habits to be in to win Cleanest Classroom Award

Aznayne Ali enjoys working at Palmerston North’s Milson School where the children go out of their way to make his job a whole lot easier. But it hasn’t always been like that. When Aznayne recalls his first term at the primary school it’s hard to believe he’s talking about the

Full Story
May 2018

Keeping a tidy classroom wins these kids a tasty pizza reward

Being tidy is not normally a priority for most school kids who have plenty of other things to occupy their young minds. But at Ashburton Borough School there’s been a ground shift in attitude by Year 7 and 8 students – and it’s all due to CrestClean’s Cleanest Classroom Award.

Full Story
May 2018

Principal’s surprise and delight at finding CrestClean looking after his new school

It’s not only CrestClean business owners who are reaping the benefits of relocating to regional New Zealand. There has been a steady flow south of people from the Auckland area seeking a better life for themselves and their family. And who can blame them. With less traffic to contend with,

Full Story
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

All Education News

  • CrestClean’s partnership with Alsco brings s...

    Bubbles and chocolates for Sue Smith. She is seen with CrestClean’s Neil Kumar and Caroline Wedding.

    Bubbles and chocolates for Sue Smith. She is seen with CrestClean’s Neil Kumar and Caroline Wedding. CrestClean’s partnership with consumables company Alsco was a hot topic of conservation at teachers’ conferences in Auckland. A recent alliance between the ...

    FULL STORY
  • Principal praises Crest for improving cleanlin...

    CrestClean business owner Krishna Kumar hands out pizza to children in Willoby Class at Longbeach School in Ashburton. Clean toilets are often said to be one of the marks of a good school. They are an area renowned for getting messy and ensuring they are ...

    FULL STORY
  • Kids ditch their messy habits to be in to win...

    Aznayne Ali hands out the Cleanest Classroom Award at Milson School, Palmerston North.

    Aznayne Ali hands out the Cleanest Classroom Award at Milson School, Palmerston North. Aznayne Ali enjoys working at Palmerston North’s Milson School where the children go out of their way to make his job a whole lot easier. But it hasn’t always been like ...

    FULL STORY
  • Keeping a tidy classroom wins these kids a tas...

    Everyone was happy when CrestClean business owner Krishna Kumar turned up with pizza for the winning class at Ashburton Borough School. Being tidy is not normally a priority for most school kids who have plenty of other things to occupy their young minds. But at ...

    FULL STORY
  • Principal’s surprise and delight at finding ...

    Bruce Tilby receives a copy of CrestClean’s anniversary book from Ashitosh Prasad. It’s not only CrestClean business owners who are reaping the benefits of relocating to regional New Zealand. There has been a steady flow south of people from the Auckland ...

    FULL STORY
  • 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
  • 100%
    100% New Zealand owned and locally operated in each region.
  • 1996
    Crest has been serving happy customers since 1996.
  • 613
    613 franchised business operators in New Zealand.
  • 1745
    1745 personnel in New Zealand alone.
  • 4676
    4676 business and education customers in New Zealand.
  • 1,934,284
    Total hours worked in the last 12 months

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    Health & Safety

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

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    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

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    Customer Care

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Crest Commercial Cleaning Ltd

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

Email: service@crestclean.co.nz

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