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 2018
Room 2 (Master Guard Room) at Ashburton Borough School were the lucky winners of Crest’s Cleanest Classroom Award. Handing out the pizza is CrestClean business owner Cicero Calzada.

Tasty pizza treat for school’s Cleanest Classroom winners

  There was a big cheer for CrestClean’s Cicero Calzad when he delivered a tasty treat to Ashburton Borough School. The Room 2 youngsters were rewarded with a pizza lunch for winning Crest’s Cleanest Classroom Award. The competition is run at many of the 500 schools throughout New Zealand that

Full Story
August 2018
Linda Hill, Crest’s Auckland East Regional Director, with Margaret Walker and the prize hamper.

It’s pass the parcel as Crest’s hamper eventually finds a deserving home

It was third time lucky when a prize hamper donated by CrestClean went through several pairs of hands before a deserving winner was finally found. The box of luxury goodies had been up for grabs during a conference attended by members of Howick Pakuranga Principals’ Association. Delegates visiting the CrestClean

Full Story
July 2018
Spotswood Primary School principal Mark Fisher with Prasun Acharya, CrestClean’s Taranaki Regional Manager.

Te Reo posters help reinforce importance of handwashing

  Getting kids to remember to wash their hands can be a constant challenge for teachers. But a New Plymouth principal is confident Te Reo posters designed by CrestClean, which promote good hygiene habits, will catch the eye of kids and help deliver an important message about handwashing. Mark Fisher

Full Story
July 2018
Paul Ferris, CEO of the Catholic Education Convention makes the prize draw on the CrestClean stand. Looking on is Sam Creasy, CrestClean’s National Accounts Manager.

Education conference delegates seek solution to caretaking dilemma

Changing the cleaners literally proved to be a breath of fresh air for a school suffering from a little wee problem. The sorry saga of the classroom that was adjacent to the boys’ toilets was just one of the anecdotal stories told to CrestClean managers who attended a recent education

Full Story
July 2018
The Cubby House Centre Manager Lyn Coulton with CrestClean business owners Afelee Niumea and Makalita Afelee.

Team praised for helping to maintain high standards at childhood centre

  Trusting their child’s health and safety to a preschool is a big step for many parents. When choosing an early-learning centre they feel comfortable with, first impressions go a long way and can play a big part in the decision-making process for mums and dads, says Lyn Coulton, from

Full Story
July 2018
Brian Bayly, Macleans Primary School principal, presents a card and gift voucher to CrestClean’s Kamal Jeet Singh.

School puts on special morning tea to thank Kamal for his 16 years’ service

  Kamal Jeet Singh was showered with compliments about his dedication to the job during a special morning tea put on in his honour by an Auckland school. The CrestClean business owner has been looking after Macleans Primary School for the past 16 years. Kamal is handing over the cleaning

Full Story
July 2018
Prasun Acharya (centre), CrestClean’s Taranaki Regional Manager, presents Maori posters to Vogeltown School Deputy Principal Mike George. With them are Room 8 pupils Kirra Jones, Dylan Richards-Beehre, Jacob Ansell and Rylee Schofield.

Maori posters promote hygiene and tidiness

  Vogeltown School pupils are among the first New Plymouth kids to get their hands on a series of novel posters that use humour to promote the use of Te Reo Maori. But the colourful free posters, designed and produced by commercial cleaning company CrestClean, also contain important health, hygiene,

Full Story
June 2018
Lollipops Centre Manager Sonia Jordan with CrestClean business owners Shahash Adhikary and his wife Isha Pyakurel.

Centre manager’s delight with CrestClean team

CrestClean business owner Isha Pyakurel knows the importance of maintaining hygiene and cleanliness around children. As a mum herself, she has worked at kindergartens as a staff reliever. So when Isha began looking after the cleaning at Lollipops early childhood centre, New Plymouth, the work was second nature to her.

Full Story
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

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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

All Education News

  • Tasty pizza treat for school’s Cleanest Clas...

    Room 2 (Master Guard Room) at Ashburton Borough School were the lucky winners of Crest’s Cleanest Classroom Award. Handing out the pizza is CrestClean business owner Cicero Calzada.

      Room 2 (Master Guard Room) at Ashburton Borough School were the lucky winners of Crest’s Cleanest Classroom Award. Handing out the pizza is CrestClean business owner Cicero Calzada. There was a big cheer for CrestClean’s Cicero Calzad when he ...

    FULL STORY
  • It’s pass the parcel as Crest’s hamper eve...

    Linda Hill, Crest’s Auckland East Regional Director, with Margaret Walker and the prize hamper.

    Linda Hill, Crest’s Auckland East Regional Director, with Margaret Walker and the prize hamper. It was third time lucky when a prize hamper donated by CrestClean went through several pairs of hands before a deserving winner was finally found. The box of luxury ...

    FULL STORY
  • Te Reo posters help reinforce importance of ha...

    Spotswood Primary School principal Mark Fisher with Prasun Acharya, CrestClean’s Taranaki Regional Manager.

      Spotswood Primary School principal Mark Fisher with Prasun Acharya, CrestClean’s Taranaki Regional Manager. Getting kids to remember to wash their hands can be a constant challenge for teachers. But a New Plymouth principal is confident Te Reo ...

    FULL STORY
  • Education conference delegates seek solution t...

    Paul Ferris, CEO of the Catholic Education Convention makes the prize draw on the CrestClean stand. Looking on is Sam Creasy, CrestClean’s National Accounts Manager.

    Paul Ferris, CEO of the Catholic Education Convention makes the prize draw on the CrestClean stand. Looking on is Sam Creasy, CrestClean’s National Accounts Manager. Changing the cleaners literally proved to be a breath of fresh air for a school suffering from a ...

    FULL STORY
  • Team praised for helping to maintain high stan...

    The Cubby House Centre Manager Lyn Coulton with CrestClean business owners Afelee Niumea and Makalita Afelee.

      The Cubby House Centre Manager Lyn Coulton with CrestClean business owners Afelee Niumea and Makalita Afelee. Trusting their child's health and safety to a preschool is a big step for many parents. When choosing an early-learning centre they feel ...

    FULL STORY
  • School puts on special morning tea to thank Ka...

    Brian Bayly, Macleans Primary School principal, presents a card and gift voucher to CrestClean’s Kamal Jeet Singh.

      Brian Bayly, Macleans Primary School principal, presents a card and gift voucher to CrestClean’s Kamal Jeet Singh. Kamal Jeet Singh was showered with compliments about his dedication to the job during a special morning tea put on in his honour by an ...

    FULL STORY
  • Maori posters promote hygiene and tidiness

    Prasun Acharya (centre), CrestClean’s Taranaki Regional Manager, presents Maori posters to Vogeltown School Deputy Principal Mike George. With them are Room 8 pupils Kirra Jones, Dylan Richards-Beehre, Jacob Ansell and Rylee Schofield.

      Prasun Acharya (centre), CrestClean’s Taranaki Regional Manager, presents Maori posters to Vogeltown School Deputy Principal Mike George. With them are Room 8 pupils Kirra Jones, Dylan Richards-Beehre, Jacob Ansell and Rylee Schofield. Vogeltown School ...

    FULL STORY
  • Centre manager’s delight with CrestClean tea...

    Lollipops Centre Manager Sonia Jordan with CrestClean business owners Shahash Adhikary and his wife Isha Pyakurel.

    Lollipops Centre Manager Sonia Jordan with CrestClean business owners Shahash Adhikary and his wife Isha Pyakurel. CrestClean business owner Isha Pyakurel knows the importance of maintaining hygiene and cleanliness around children. As a mum herself, she has worked ...

    FULL STORY
  • 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
  • 100%
    100% New Zealand owned and locally operated in each region.
  • 1996
    Crest has been serving happy customers since 1996.
  • 622
    622 franchised business operators in New Zealand.
  • 1776
    1745 personnel in New Zealand alone.
  • 4734
    4734 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
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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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