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

December 2020

Kids enjoy a tasty treat for keeping their classroom clean and tidy

A tasty treat was on the cards for students at Hastings Christian School – courtesy of CrestClean’s Jay Gounder. Krish and his staff member Mayank Patel have gained a reputation for the quality of their work and specialising in cleaning for many industrial companies in Ashburton. The youngsters in class

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November 2020

CrestClean Invercargill’s newest hard floor care team are all smiles!

ecently a team of six Invercargill based franchisees completed a very comprehensive hard floor care training course under the watchful eye of Master Cleaners Training Institute Assessor Dan Pariachi. The course itself covered all aspects of caring for hard floors and included a hands-on two-day session of stripping, sealing and

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September 2020

Pro Tips for Office Hygiene

Watch our NEW Top Tips video on how to maintain a healthier, cleaner workplace! Like and share with your

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September 2020

Bilingual stickers encourage recycling and help promote te reo Māori

Six words in te reo Māori are helping New Zealand youngsters adopt good recycling habits. The words feature on a set of colourful bilingual stickers that are a key component of RecycleKiwi – a hugely successful community project aimed at schools. Since CrestClean rolled out RecycleKiwi last year to mark

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September 2020

Praise from college for diligence of cleaning team for sanitising work

Grateful staff at Rodney College have thanked the CrestClean team who carried out extra sanitising and cleaning during the COVID-19 Alert Level 2. Pauline Bond, Executive Officer, says everyone was impressed at how Francis and Teneaki Nawaia had gone about their work – and their presence was reassuring. “They picked

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All Education News

  • Kids enjoy a tasty treat for keeping their cla...

    A tasty treat was on the cards for students at Hastings Christian School – courtesy of CrestClean’s Jay Gounder. CrestClean business owner Jay Gounder hands out pizza to the winning class, B3, at Hastings Christian School with teacher Judith Philipsen. Krish ...

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  • CrestClean Invercargill’s newest hard floor ...

    Franchisee’s Johnny Phan, Alamdeep Singh, Willie Jabonitalla, Tess Jabonitalla, Dan Pariachi (MCTI Trainer), Millard Macairan. ecently a team of six Invercargill based franchisees completed a very comprehensive hard floor care training course under the watchful ...

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  • Pro Tips for Office Hygiene

    Watch our NEW Top Tips video on how to maintain a healthier, cleaner workplace! Like and share with your ...

    FULL STORY
  • Bilingual stickers encourage recycling and hel...

    Thousands of bilingual stickers have been sent to schools around the country. Six words in te reo Māori are helping New Zealand youngsters adopt good recycling habits. The words feature on a set of colourful bilingual stickers that are a key component of ...

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  • Praise from college for diligence of cleaning ...

    Irene Symes, Rodney College Principal, thanks Francis and Teneaki Nawaia for their work. Grateful staff at Rodney College have thanked the CrestClean team who carried out extra sanitising and cleaning during the COVID-19 Alert Level 2. Pauline Bond, Executive ...

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  • Joining CrestClean opened the door to home own...

    Anmol Prasad receives his 10-year long service award from Linda Hill, CrestClean’s Auckland East Regional Manager. After arriving in New Zealand from Fiji he had a clear vision of the career he wanted to pursue. Having worked for Fiji’s Ministry of Agriculture, ...

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  • Cleanest Classroom competition a win-win for s...

    Joy Pombo is popular with students as she hands out pizza at Ashburton Intermediate School. The Cleanest Classroom competition is proving extremely popular at Ashburton Intermediate School. As a reward for ensuring their workspace is the cleanest, students were ...

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  • Delight at CrestClean business owner’s ice c...

    Karthik and Jashma Naidu purchased a spacious Toyota Hiace when they started with CrestClean. It means they will have plenty of room for equipment when they expand their business. When CrestClean’s Karthik Naidu decided to treat a school to ice cream he was ...

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  • Principal becomes a school cleaner to celebrat...

    School principal Justin Neal looks the part as he dresses up as a CrestClean cleaner.

    School principal Justin Neal looks the part as he dresses up as a CrestClean cleaner. When he decided to become a cleaner for the day school principal Justin Neal got well and truly swept along by the role. He really looked the part in a CrestClean top as he joined ...

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  • CrestClean team quick to help after vandals wr...

    Edward Irving and Kelvin Walker pitched in to help after a local school was vandalised.

    Edward Irving and Kelvin Walker pitched in to help after a local school was vandalised. CrestClean’s Edward Irving didn’t have to think twice when a Whangarei school called for help after vandals broke in and wrecked two classrooms. Along with franchisee Kelvin ...

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  • Switch of careers sees couple lead successful ...

    Kelly and Tim O’Leary.

    Kelly and Tim O’Leary. She’s stepped out of her principal’s shoes to focus on spending more time with their two young children. But Kelly O’Leary remembers only too well the importance of having a clean and healthy school and how quickly things can go ...

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  • Citizenship another goal achieved for successf...

    Barbora Opavova and Dominik Drahoninsky have become New Zealand Citizens.

    Barbora Opavova and Dominik Drahoninsky have become New Zealand Citizens. The photo says it all. Their radiant smiles reflect the pride of officially becoming New Zealand Citizens. But minutes after posing for a keepsake snap of their happy moment, it was off with ...

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  • 100%
    New Zealand owned and locally operated in each region
  • 1996
    CrestClean has been serving happy customers since 1996
  • 653
    franchised business operators in
    New Zealand
  • 1984
    personnel in
    New Zealand alone
  • 5038
    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

  • Step 1

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    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

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    Training

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

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  • Step 4

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    Security

    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

Email: service@crestclean.co.nz

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