School’s out.
(My favourite time of day)
CrestClean are proud to clean
over 500 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 500 schools on our roll, and the industry’s best training for our personnel, we are definitely New Zealand’s best-educated school cleaners.

school support

CrestClean understands school cleaning. We have been a major provider of school cleaning services since 1996 and have over 500 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.

CrestClean is a Gold Business 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

September 2021
School property manager and cleaners giving thumbs-up.

CrestClean teams happy to return to Cambridge Middle School

New brooms don’t always sweep clean, as Cambridge Middle School found when they recently changed cleaners. After just three days of unsatisfactory service, they were quick to reinstate CrestClean — and they couldn’t be happier! CrestClean had been cleaning the school for several years, in conjunction with the school’s own

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September 2021
Cleaner using floor machine.

Amandeep’s time to shine as new machine enables business growth

East Auckland franchisee Amandeep Singh Kareer is facing a gleaming future after the purchase of a new floor care machine. Since investing in a burnishing machine, Amandeep says he is able to work more efficiently, allowing him to grow the Hard Floor Care arm of his business. Compared to his

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August 2021

All-of-Government pricing, recycling and fogging are hot topics at principals’ conference

CrestClean was warmly received at the New Zealand Principals’ Federation’s Conference 2021 in Rotorua this week. It was the 13th year CrestClean had attended the conference, having provided sponsorship since 2008, and been a Gold Business Partner since 2014. Managing Director Grant McLauchlan says it was a great atmosphere, with

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July 2021
Conference stand.

Canterbury principals show healthy interest in Anti-Viral Sanitiser

With winter bugs starting to make their presence known, CrestClean’s Anti-Viral Sanitiser was a winner at the recent Canterbury Primary Principals’ Association Leadership Conference. Samples of the Anti-Viral Sanitiser were included in CrestClean goodie bags, together with hand sanitiser and microfibre cloths. “We gave out 200 goodie bags and people

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July 2021
Cleaner holding thank-you card.

School celebrates CrestClean franchisee on ‘Support Staff Day’

“To sum her up in one word — outstanding!” That’s what Bellevue School’s acting principal Annette Borgonje had to say about CrestClean franchisee Viyada Corbett. Viyada has been cleaning at the Wellington primary school for the three years and Annette says she “can’t fault her on a thing”. “The cleaning

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  • 100%
    New Zealand owned and locally operated in each region
  • 1996
    CrestClean has been serving happy customers since 1996
  • 665
    franchised business operators in
    New Zealand
  • 2012
    personnel in
    New Zealand alone
  • 5045
    business and education customers in
    New Zealand

Five steps to the best clean you’ve ever seen

  • Step 1


    Health & Safety

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

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  • Step 2

    Our Environment

    Environmental Choice approved cleaning services that let us all breathe easy.

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  • Step 3



    We’ve raised cleaning standards through our training and skills development.

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  • Step 4



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

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  • Step 5

    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


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