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.

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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

January 2022

Double the action as CrestClean sponsors two top beach volleyball teams

CrestClean is proud to sponsor not one but two top beach volleyball teams as they compete this summer for a spot in the Commonwealth Games. We are once again getting behind beach brothers Sam and Ben O’Dea, but this year there is a twist — the brothers, who previously played

Full Story
December 2021
Cleaners holding Christmas gift.

Personalised Christmas gifts treasured by North Harbour franchisees

Sometimes you get given a gift that’s just too precious to use. That’s how CrestClean franchisees Fazia Ali and Rizwan Khan feel about these beautiful wooden coasters gifted to them by Upper Harbour Primary School. The thoughtful Christmas gifts were presented to them by the school principal at the end

Full Story
December 2021
Cleaner holding Christmas card.

Christmas cheer for Hawkes Bay franchisee

Every year Hawkes Bay franchisee Mercy Rabanal receives a handmade Christmas card from Kowhai Special School — but this year there was an extra something tucked into the card. The school, which Mercy has cleaned since becoming a CrestClean franchisee almost five years ago, generously gifted her a $100 Prezzy

Full Story
November 2021

Ice cream hits the spot as CrestClean dishes out Cleanest Classroom Award

The children in Room 11 at Mahora School have scooped up CrestClean’s Cleanest Classroom Award. The dedicated youngsters were excited to be rewarded with a certificate and ice creams for having the best-kept classroom at the Hastings school. The Cleanest Classroom programme is run at many of the over 450

Full Story
October 2021
Cleaners with their floor cleaning machines.

Taranaki franchisees clean up at Hard Floor Care course

CrestClean’s Hard Floor Care capacity in Taranaki has more than doubled after a recent training session with franchisees. The region now has 10 Hard Floor Care specialists, after franchisees invested in floor cleaning machines so they could offer a broader range of services to customers. “Almost all franchisees in the

Full Story

All Education News

  • Double the action as CrestClean sponsors two top...

    CrestClean is proud to sponsor not one but two top beach volleyball teams as they compete this summer for a spot in the Commonwealth Games. We are once again getting behind beach brothers Sam and Ben O’Dea, but this year there is a twist — the brothers, who ...

    FULL STORY
  • Personalised Christmas gifts treasured by North Harbour franchisees

    Cleaners holding Christmas gift.

    Fazia Ali and Razim Khan with their special Christmas gifts from Upper Harbour Primary School. Sometimes you get given a gift that’s just too precious to use. That’s how CrestClean franchisees Fazia Ali and Rizwan Khan feel about these beautiful wooden ...

    FULL STORY
  • Christmas cheer for Hawkes Bay franchisee

    Cleaner holding Christmas card.

    Hawkes Bay franchisee Mercy Rabanal with her Christmas gift from Kowhai Special School. Every year Hawkes Bay franchisee Mercy Rabanal receives a handmade Christmas card from Kowhai Special School — but this year there was an extra something tucked into the ...

    FULL STORY
  • Ice cream hits the spot as CrestClean dishes...

    CrestClean franchisee Edelyn Robles presents Room 11 with their Cleanest Classroom Award. The children in Room 11 at Mahora School have scooped up CrestClean’s Cleanest Classroom Award. The dedicated youngsters were excited to be rewarded with a certificate ...

    FULL STORY
  • Taranaki franchisees clean up at Hard Floor Care...

    Cleaners with their floor cleaning machines.

    Taranaki franchisees learn the finer points of Hard Floor Care. *This photo was taken at Level 1. CrestClean’s Hard Floor Care capacity in Taranaki has more than doubled after a recent training session with franchisees. The region now has 10 Hard Floor Care ...

    FULL STORY
  • CrestClean teams happy to return to Cambridge Middle...

    School property manager and cleaners giving thumbs-up.

    Cambridge Middle School Property Manager Colin Hatton, centre, with CrestClean Quality Assurance Co-ordinator Jason Cheng, left, and franchisee Simis James. *This photo was taken prior to lockdown. New brooms don’t always sweep clean, as Cambridge Middle School ...

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  • 100%
    New Zealand owned and locally operated in each region
  • 1996
    CrestClean has been serving happy customers since 1996
  • 672
    franchised business operators in
    New Zealand
  • 2049
    personnel in
    New Zealand alone
  • 5267
    business and education customers in
    New Zealand

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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    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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