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

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

Full Story
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

Full Story
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

Full Story
July 2017

School caretaking solution warmly received

Caretaking was hot topic of conversation on the CrestClean stand at a two-day gathering of head teachers. CrestClean’s Auckland team members were on hand for the summit days organised by the Waitakere Area Principals’ Association and the North Shore Principals’ Association. The event was held against the picturesque backdrop of

Full Story
July 2017

Property Caretaking a hot topic for schools

School principals found CrestClean personnel had plenty of suggestions to the dilemma of what to do after the caretaker retires. Delegates at the Christchurch Primary Principals Association Conference had a barrage of questions for CrestClean’s Yasa Panagoda and Robert Glenie, who were manning a trade stand at the event. Yasa,

Full Story
July 2017

Top marks for keeping kindy clean

Making sure kids have a clean and hygienic place to play is paramount for Alex Lopez. As a dad himself, the CrestClean franchisee loves his job looking after two kindergartens in the Tauranga area where he sets the bar high in terms of cleanliness. And his work ethic and attention

Full Story
July 2017

Maori posters popular at principals’ conference

Delegates to a teachers’ conference took a real shine to CrestClean’s popular posters in Te Reo Maori. Since they were released last year demand for the colourful posters has been strong throughout the country. And they were still a popular freebie to take back to their school for head teachers

Full Story
July 2017

Teachers snap up goodie bags

Being an early bird paid dividends for CrestClean’s South Canterbury Regional Manager at a teachers’ conference. Crestclean was the only sponsor to be there for the full duration of the South Canterbury Principals Association Conference. “We were the only sponsor to set up a stand and we offered delegates goodie

Full Story
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

All Education News

  • 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
  • Crest sponsors Secondary Principals’ Associa...

    CrestClean’s Managing Director Grant McLauchlan (right) manning a conference stand with West Auckland Regional Manager Caroline Wedding and South and East Auckland Regional Manager Viky Narayan. CrestClean’s support of the education sector has been boosted with ...

    FULL STORY
  • School has surprise gift for franchisee

    Linda Beatson, Deputy Principal of Motueka South School, presents Michelle Lockhart with a bottle of wine and a ‘thank you’ card. Going the extra mile for her customers is something Michelle Lockhart prides herself in. She loves working at Motueka South ...

    FULL STORY
  • Hard Floor training has community spin off

    Rajeshri Panchal, Alpesh Patel, Swapnil Raut, Neha Malhotra and Mayuresh Bhatt. 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 ...

    FULL STORY
  • School caretaking solution warmly received

    Neil Kumar, North Harbour Regional Manager, Caroline Wedding, Auckland West Regional Manager, and Wendy Harvey, from Alsco. Caretaking was hot topic of conversation on the CrestClean stand at a two-day gathering of head teachers. CrestClean’s Auckland team ...

    FULL STORY
  • Property Caretaking a hot topic for schools

    Robert Glenie, CrestClean’s South Canterbury Regional Manager, and Yasa Panagoda, Christchurch North Regional Manager. School principals found CrestClean personnel had plenty of suggestions to the dilemma of what to do after the caretaker retires. Delegates at ...

    FULL STORY
  • Top marks for keeping kindy clean

    Alex Lopez enjoys keeping everything clean at Inspired Otumoetai. With him is Jacqui Pritchard, Head Teacher. Making sure kids have a clean and hygienic place to play is paramount for Alex Lopez. As a dad himself, the CrestClean franchisee loves his job looking ...

    FULL STORY
  • Maori posters popular at principals’ confere...

    Marty Perkinson, CrestClean’s Chairman, with Caroline Wedding and Abby Latu at the conference. Delegates to a teachers’ conference took a real shine to CrestClean’s popular posters in Te Reo Maori. Since they were released last year demand for the ...

    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.

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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

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

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    Customer Care

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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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