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

January 2019

Shiva’s the hero of the day after leaks flood busy medical centre

An Auckland doctor has paid a heartfelt tribute to CrestClean business owner Shiva Nacker for his quick response after a burst pipe flooded his surgery. Shiva rushed to Flat Bush Medical Centre after receiving a plea for help in an early morning call from GP Dr Hubert D’Cruze, who had

Full Story
February 2019

Couple’s commitment to the job wins high praise from school’s principal

A principal has showered praise on CrestClean couple Gyaneshwar and Anzila Dass and says they do a fantastic job at her school. “They are a wonderful team and are they are very much part of our school community,” added Kay Tester, Principal at Sts Peter and Paul School, Lower Hutt.

Full Story
February 2019
Dominik checks the storm drain during the rescue.

It’s CrestClean to the rescue after quick-thinking team save baby bird

An Auckland CrestClean franchisee was the hero of the day after rescuing a trapped baby bird that was stuck down a drain. The wildlife rescue story  reached TV screens nationwide on Friday when it was featured on TV Three show The Project’s good news sector. The drama unfolded when Dominik’s

Full Story
February 2019
CrestClean’s Aznayne Ali with teachers Tarryn Rose, Heslia Swanepoel and Christina Havill

School’s big ‘thank you’ after CrestClean brings a shine to floors

When they returned after the end-of-term break these Palmerston North teachers were dazzled by how shiny the floors were. As part of the term clean at Cornerstone Christian School, CrestClean’s Aznayne Ali brought in his newly purchased floor machine to see if he could restore the vinyl floors to their

Full Story
January 2019

CrestClean’s decade of sponsorship recognised by principals’ federation

CrestClean has been officially recognised for its ongoing support of the New Zealand Principals’ Association. NZPF President Whetu Cormick presented CrestClean’s Managing Director Grant McLauchlan with a long service certificate in recognition of the decade long partnership between the two organisations. He chose the recent annual meeting of the NZPF

Full Story
January 2019

Tidy kids surprise their CrestClean team with a special thank you song

School children had a big surprise in store for Aznayne Ali and his wife Anjeline Sahayam when the couple arrived to hand out pizza prizes. The CrestClean business owners were at Palmerston North’s Milson School to present the Cleanest Classroom Award – a competition that rewards kids for being tidy.

Full Story
January 2019

Deepesh is college’s shining star

It’s not just his cleaning that’s made him popular with staff and students at Wellington’s Scots College. His friendly approach and accommodating attitude is also where Deepesh Prasad shines, says Tania Steadman, the college’s Boarding House Matron. She says Deepesh has his work cut out ensuring bedrooms, living areas, bathrooms,

Full Story
December 2018

Kids get a real taste of Fiji thanks to hospitality of school cleaner’s family

When CrestClean’s Praneel Prasad heard that teachers and students at the school he looks after were planning to visit his homeland, he jumped at the chance to get involved. Although he couldn’t be there himself, Praneel arranged for the party from Hamilton Christian School to be met at the airport

Full Story
December 2018

Minister thanks CrestClean for its commitment to the school sector

A Government Minister has acknowledged CrestClean for its commitment to the New Zealand Principals’ Federation after the company reached a 10-year milestone as key sponsors. Associate Minister of Education Jenny Salesa made a special point of passing on her thanks when she met CrestClean’s Auckland South Regional Manager Viky Narayan

Full Story
November 2018

Big tick of approval for CrestClean

CrestClean’s high level of service received a big tick of approval by the signing of a new contract at Mission Heights Junior College. It follows the college’s decision to give the go-ahead for CrestClean to play a bigger part in the cleaning arrangements at the Auckland school. Linda Hill, CrestClean’s

Full Story
November 2018

CrestClean’s dumpling chefs raise $325 at school’s fundraiser

Demand for their homemade chicken dumplings saw CrestClean’s Prasun and Diksha Acharya rushed off their feet trying to keep up. It’s the second time Prasun, the company’s Taranaki Regional Manager, and his wife have run a food stall at the annual fundraiser for Spotswood Primary School in New Plymouth. The

Full Story
November 2018

Real life ‘cleaning fairies’ work their magic at kindergarten

Do you believe in the cleaning fairies? Delighted staff members at Kidsfirst Kindergarten Maniototo certainly do. Just ask head teacher Debbie McNally what she thinks of the service provided by CrestClean’s Nathalie and Raymond Daniels. “They are excellent, and they are like cleaning fairies. I love them so much,” she

Full Story
November 2018

Principal impressed by CrestClean’s Cleanest Classroom Competition

A pizza prize was the incentive that kept these kids on track to win a tasty treat for having the tidiest classroom. The Methven Primary School youngsters impressed CrestClean’s Sandeep Kumar by ensuring their classroom was not left in a messy state at the end of each school day. The

Full Story

All Education News

  • Shiva’s the hero of the day after leaks floo...

    Shiva Nacker is thanked for his hard work by Satwinder Kaur, the centre’s administrator and receptionist. An Auckland doctor has paid a heartfelt tribute to CrestClean business owner Shiva Nacker for his quick response after a burst pipe flooded his ...

    FULL STORY
  • Couple’s commitment to the job wins high pra...

    KayTester, Principal at Sts Peter and Paul School, Lower Hutt, is delighted with the work carried out by CrestClean’s Gyaneshwar and Anzila Dass. A principal has showered praise on CrestClean couple Gyaneshwar and Anzila Dass and says they do a fantastic job at ...

    FULL STORY
  • It’s CrestClean to the rescue after quick-th...

    Dominik checks the storm drain during the rescue.

    An Auckland CrestClean franchisee was the hero of the day after rescuing a trapped baby bird that was stuck down a drain. Quick-thinking Dominik Drahoninsky used an attachment from his vacuum cleaner to scoop up the young chick, after his partner saw it fall into a ...

    FULL STORY
  • School’s big ‘thank you’ after CrestClea...

    CrestClean’s Aznayne Ali with teachers Tarryn Rose, Heslia Swanepoel and Christina Havill

    CrestClean’s Aznayne Ali with teachers Tarryn Rose, Heslia Swanepoel and Christina Havill When they returned after the end-of-term break these Palmerston North teachers were dazzled by how shiny the floors were. As part of the term clean at Cornerstone ...

    FULL STORY
  • CrestClean’s decade of sponsorship recognise...

    NZPF President Whetu Cormick, right, presents CrestClean’s Managing Director Grant McLauchlan with a long service certificate in recognition of the partnership between the two organisations. CrestClean has been officially recognised for its ongoing support of the ...

    FULL STORY
  • Tidy kids surprise their CrestClean team with ...

    Aznayne Ali arrives with pizza for these tidy kids in Palmerston North. School children had a big surprise in store for Aznayne Ali and his wife Anjeline Sahayam when the couple arrived to hand out pizza prizes. The CrestClean business owners were at Palmerston ...

    FULL STORY
  • Deepesh is college’s shining star

    At 28, Deepesh Prasad is proud to have his own cleaning business. It’s not just his cleaning that’s made him popular with staff and students at Wellington’s Scots College. His friendly approach and accommodating attitude is also where Deepesh Prasad ...

    FULL STORY
  • Kids get a real taste of Fiji thanks to hospit...

    Students from Hamilton Christian School present CrestClean’s Praneel Prasad with a copy of the photo book of their trip to Fiji. When CrestClean’s Praneel Prasad heard that teachers and students at the school he looks after were planning to visit his homeland, ...

    FULL STORY
  • Minister thanks CrestClean for its commitment ...

    Associate Minister of Education Jenny Salesa with Viky Narayan. A Government Minister has acknowledged CrestClean for its commitment to the New Zealand Principals’ Federation after the company reached a 10-year milestone as key sponsors. Associate Minister of ...

    FULL STORY
  • 100%
    100% New Zealand owned and locally operated in each region.
  • 1996
    Crest has been serving happy customers since 1996.
  • 623
    623 franchised business operators in New Zealand.
  • 1778
    1778 personnel in New Zealand alone.
  • 4773
    4773 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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