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.

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CrestClean 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

November 2019

Couple take floor care in their stride with new buffer

Cleaning grubby floors from heavy foot traffic goes with the territory when you’re a school cleaner. But the extra effort put in by CrestClean couple Joy and Nilo Pombo to bring back a shine to the corridors at Ashburton Intermediate School has not gone unnoticed. Their hard work had been

Full Story
October 2019
James Le Marquand, Principal Arohanui Special School in Te Atatu South, and Hine Viskovich, Deputy Principal Fruitvale School, New Lynn. With them is Caroline Wedding (centre), CrestClean’s Auckland West Regional Manager.

Principals are quick on the draw as RecycleKiwi packs handed out

Senior teachers got some hands-on experience of CrestClean’s new education initiative that teaches kids about recycling. Spread over two separate days, members of the West Auckland Principals and the North Shore Principals’ Association attended a leadership day at Kumeu. During a break in proceedings, CrestClean’s Auckland West Regional Manager Caroline

Full Story
October 2019
Naresh Mani presents a RecycleKiwi pack to Leanne Hanna, Principal's PA/Office Manager at Red Beach School.

School embraces RecycleKiwi as resources rolled out

CrestClean’s RecycleKiwi programme has really struck a chord with teachers at an Auckland school. After a RecycleKiwi resource pack was delivered to Red Beach School a “thank you” card was left for CrestClean business owner Naresh Mani, who takes care of the school’s cleaning. Red Beach teacher Lisa Davies told

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September 2019
Ronnie Moffat, Property Manager at Mount Aspiring College, says having CrestClean’s services has finally given him peace of mind. He is pictured with Danny Mastroianniv(left), Karina Vaccarezza, Claudia Barrientos, and Lorena Mastroianni.

End to ‘sleepless nights’ after CrestClean takes over cleaning

CrestClean has received glowing praise from a Wanaka school after it took over the cleaning contract earlier this year. Ronnie Moffat, Property Manager at Mount Aspiring College, says employing CrestClean’s services has finally given him peace of mind the job is at last in good hands. In an email to

Full Story
September 2019
Mount Maunganui College student Tai Preece helped bring RecycleKiwi to life.

Talented young animator helps get RecycleKiwi off to a flying start

Bringing RecycleKiwi’s iconic bird character to life was a challenge budding young animator Tai Preece took in his stride. The 13-year-old Mount Maunganui College student was invited by CrestClean to apply his animation skills to the kiwi bird, the distinctive hallmark of the company’s educational programme on recycling and waste

Full Story

All Education News

  • Couple take floor care in their stride with ne...

    Joy and Nilo Pombo doing a great job at Ashburton Intermediate School. Cleaning grubby floors from heavy foot traffic goes with the territory when you’re a school cleaner. But the extra effort put in by CrestClean couple Joy and Nilo Pombo to bring back a shine to ...

    FULL STORY
  • Principals are quick on the draw as RecycleKiw...

    James Le Marquand, Principal Arohanui Special School in Te Atatu South, and Hine Viskovich, Deputy Principal Fruitvale School, New Lynn. With them is Caroline Wedding (centre), CrestClean’s Auckland West Regional Manager.

    James Le Marquand, Principal Arohanui Special School in Te Atatu South, and Hine Viskovich, Deputy Principal Fruitvale School, New Lynn. With them is Caroline Wedding (centre), CrestClean’s Auckland West Regional Manager. Senior teachers got some hands-on ...

    FULL STORY
  • School embraces RecycleKiwi as resources rolle...

    Naresh Mani presents a RecycleKiwi pack to Leanne Hanna, Principal's PA/Office Manager at Red Beach School.

    Naresh Mani presents a RecycleKiwi pack to Leanne Hanna, Principal's PA/Office Manager at Red Beach School CrestClean’s RecycleKiwi programme has really struck a chord with teachers at an Auckland school. After a RecycleKiwi resource pack was delivered to Red ...

    FULL STORY
  • End to ‘sleepless nights’ after CrestClean...

    Ronnie Moffat, Property Manager at Mount Aspiring College, says having CrestClean’s services has finally given him peace of mind. He is pictured with Danny Mastroianniv(left), Karina Vaccarezza, Claudia Barrientos, and Lorena Mastroianni.

    Ronnie Moffat, Property Manager at Mount Aspiring College, says having CrestClean’s services has finally given him peace of mind. He is pictured with Danny Mastroianniv(left), Karina Vaccarezza, Claudia Barrientos, and Lorena Mastroianni. CrestClean has received ...

    FULL STORY
  • Talented young animator helps get RecycleKiwi ...

    Mount Maunganui College student Tai Preece helped bring RecycleKiwi to life.

    Mount Maunganui College student Tai Preece helped bring RecycleKiwi to life. Bringing RecycleKiwi’s iconic bird character to life was a challenge budding young animator Tai Preece took in his stride. The 13-year-old Mount Maunganui College student was invited by ...

    FULL STORY
  • Warm welcome for RecycleKiwi in Invercargill

    Regional Manager Glenn Cockroft and franchisee Kim Jin present a RecycleKiwi pack to Julian Ineson, Principal of Invercargill’s St Theresa’s School.

    Regional Manager Glenn Cockroft and franchisee Kim Jin present a RecycleKiwi pack to Julian Ineson, Principal of Invercargill’s St Theresa’s School. RecycleKiwi has landed in Invercargill with the first resource pack being presented to Invercargill’s St ...

    FULL STORY
  • School has big focus on creating cleaner and t...

    David White, Shotover Primary School Property Manager, with CrestClean’s Isamaeli Takitua.

    David White, Shotover Primary School Property Manager, with CrestClean’s Isamaeli Takitua. Students and staff at Queenstown’s Shotover Primary School have been doing their bit to help CrestClean personnel create a cleaner and tidier environment. CrestClean ...

    FULL STORY
  • CrestClean’s hand-hygiene training sessions ...

    Two youngsters check for “invisible germs” on their hands during a session on hand-hygiene presented by Gina Holland.

    Two youngsters check for “invisible germs” on their hands during a session on hand-hygiene presented by Gina Holland. A CrestClean manager has won praise from a Christchurch school principal for teaching kids about the importance of adopting good hand-hygiene ...

    FULL STORY
  • Stickers in te reo Maori encourage kids to ado...

    Matapihi School students Enchant'd Quinn, Kataraena Ngawhika-Kerr, Meeah-May Sullivan, Maioha Merritt-McDonald, and Alexis Ngatai.

    Matapihi School students Enchant'd Quinn, Kataraena Ngawhika-Kerr, Meeah-May Sullivan, Maioha Merritt-McDonald, and Alexis Ngatai. Six words in te reo Maori are helping to teach New Zealand kids good recycling habits. The words feature on a set of colourful bilingual ...

    FULL STORY
  • Former carpenter finds his niche as school’...

    Principal Janet Moyle with caretaker Tagau Meleson seen presenting a RecycleKiwi resource pack.

    Principal Janet Moyle with caretaker Tagau Meleson seen presenting a RecycleKiwi resource pack. He’s become the school’s “Mr Fix-it” and nothing is too much trouble for Tagau Meleson. The carpenter and joiner, who has more than 40 years’ experience, has ...

    FULL STORY
  • CrestClean business owner helps out after scho...

    CrestClean’s Bura Takinoa with Marissa Bale. Organisers of a school fundraiser had one less job to worry about thanks to CrestClean business owner Bura Takinoa. Bura volunteered to clean up following the successful quiz night and auction held at the Community Hall ...

    FULL STORY
  • CrestClean couple join volunteers in beach cle...

    Dominik Drahoninsky with other volunteers at Muriwai Beach. CrestClean business owners Dominik Drahoninsky and Barbora Opavova have been praised for their part in making a community-led beach clean-up a big success. The couple joined dozens of other volunteers ...

    FULL STORY
  • 100%
    100% New Zealand owned and locally operated in each region.
  • 1996
    Crest has been serving happy customers since 1996.
  • 626
    626 franchised business operators in New Zealand.
  • 1842
    1842 personnel in New Zealand alone.
  • 4848
    4848 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

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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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