Staffing Service Caters to Stars' Whims

4/20/2006 6:32 PM PDT

Staffing Service Caters to Stars' Whims

Ever wonder where the rich and famous hire their staff? When you achieve A-list status -- like Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kelly Ripa, or Donald Trump -- you turn to professionals like Glenda Ross, director of Celebrities Staffing Services, a top-of-the-line company providing everything from nannies to traveling chefs.

Nannies used to be must-haves, but not anymore. Now it's "mannies" -- male nannies who not only serve as a caregiver to high profile children, but also serve as male role models who keep up with active, outdoors-loving kids.


And there's more. A-listers want nannies or mannies with at least a college degree. Some have a master's degree, and some even have PhDs. Nannies and mannies with an education can make up to $225,000 a year.

Some stars also require nannies and mannies to speak more than one language, so their kids grow up fashionably bilingual. But wait, there's more. Some stars want their nannies to know sign language. Baby Sign is one of the hottest trends for babies who aren't quite speaking yet, and it's popularity has created yet another requirement -- commitment. Nannies who are making the big bucks also have to sign long-term contracts.

And if you thought it couldn't get any better... it does. Some celebs give butlers as gifts to friends and family!

For more info on Celebrities Staffing Services, check out their web site at Feeling Posh? Get Celebrity Staffing Service's magazine which supports the luxury lifestyle at This months issue features the sexy Carmen Electra on the cover.